lack of better words

Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud, photo by Ibrahim Ag Aminy Isswat, for lack of a better word, is what people have the habit of calling this particular music from the desert. It's a style that like many things, seems to be localized…

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Tuareg Drone

Issawat by Idassane Wallet Mohamed There are two worlds in the Northern country. If there is any global access to Tuareg culture, it is a window into the city life: the Tuareg who live in places like Kidal, ride motorcycles,…

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the talking cat of azawad

In the past year, the Northern portion of Mali slipped into chaos, leaving it without military or law. Islamist militants with a bad habit of kidnapping Westerners took control of the cities, and even the most dogged reporters beat a…

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remembrance of kidal

photo: b. conrad lau “Is it true that during the Tuareg rebellion that started in 1990, he waged war against the Malian government with a Kalashnikov and a Stratocaster strapped across each shoulder? 'That's exactly what happened,' he says softly.”…

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amanar remix

The remix competition for Amanar's Tenere is completed. Big ups to the eight musicians/producers for their work on the stems. Very excited for the resulting tracks which all went in very different directions. You can download all the remixes at…

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