Tinariwen – Amadjar (2019) 10

Genre: African Blues
Rating: 10

Track List:
1. Tenere Maloulat (feat. Warren Ellis) 03:42
2. Zawal (feat. Warren Ellis, Noura Mint Seymali, Jeiche Ould Chighaly) 04:04
3. Amalouna (feat. Noura Mint Seymali, Stephen O’Malley) 04:01
4. Taqkal Tarha (feat. Micah Nelson) 03:59
5. Anina 03:43
6. Madjam Mahilkamen 03:47
7. Takount (feat. Noura Mint Seymali) 03:11
8. Iklam Dglour (feat. Warren Ellis, Rodolphe Burger) 04:35
9. Kel Tinawen (feat. Cass McCombs) 03:57
10. Itous Ohar (feat. Cass McCombs) 04:19
11. Mhadjar Yassouf Idjan (feat. Warren Ellis) 04:22
12. Wartilla (feat. Warren Ellis, Stephen O’Malley) 05:36
13. Lalla 04:56

You can almost here the reflection of nature in Tinariwen’s songs as if the collective of musicians have been enchanted by the wind, the sand, the sun and the stars of the desert. The album was actually recorded in a camp in the desert; instead of bringing nature into their songs they brought their songs to nature. Listen to the sound of their guitars literally being played by the desert wind on top of a dune nearby their camp here. The album itself is a collection of dusty folk and blues mixed with aboriginal influences and traditions of the Tuareg people. Ever evolving as the shifting sand of the Saharin desert.

Favourite tracks: ‘Tenere Maloulat’, Zawal’, ‘Taqkal Tarha’ & ‘Kel Tinawen’

Watch this short video about Tinariwens nomadic touring, rebellious roots and organic recording of Amadjar here.

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