Sonntag, 24. Juli 2016

VA - Songs For Desert Refugees - A Compilation In Aid Of The Refugees From Northern Mali

Mali is one of the musical power-houses of Africa, but today it's a country in chaos, and its ancient culture is under threat. In the desert north, the rebels of the MNLA have been ousted by Islamist groups, adding to the crisis in which hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled to neighbouring states, at a time of acute food shortage across the region. This benefit album aims to raise money for refugee projects, but also provides a rousing new compilation of desert blues, with unreleased or rare tracks from Tuareg musicians from Mali, Niger and Algeria. It starts, appropriately, with a slinky, rhythmic and previous unreleased song from Saharan superstars Tinariwen, and there are contributions from younger Malian bands Tamikrest, Amanar and the hypnotic Tartit. But many of the best tracks are from across the border in Niger, with an engaging, rhythmic contribution from Etran Finatawa, and a remarkable 13-minute live work-out from Bombino, proving why he is the desert's new guitar hero.

For beginners, this album can serve as an introduction to the incredible music of northern Mali, the cultural center of the Tuareg people. For people who already know this music, it's an introduction to new artists you may not have heard of before.

All proceeds from the sale of this album will be donated to TAMOUDR´R and ETAR, two NGOs working with refugees in northern Mali. If you want to support them, please make a donation to the associations via .


Tinariwen - Amous Idraout Assouf d'Alwa   04:27
Tamikrest - Warktifed   03:50
Ibrahim Djo experience - Blues du Désert [part 1]   04:32
Faris & Terakaft - Derhan Alkher   04:13
Nabil Baly Othmani - Teswa Ténéré [desert version]   05:52
Amanar - Ténéré   05:39
Tadalat - Taghdart   04:55
Etran Finatawa - Gourma   06:35
Terakaft - Nak Essanagh   04:34
Toumast - Aïtma   04:14
Bombino - Tigrawahi Tikma [live version]   13:01
Tartit - Tihou Beyatene   05:02

VA - Songs For Desert Refugees - A Compilation In Aid Of The Refugees From Northern Mali
(256 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

vuoksenniska hat gesagt…

Thank you for this great collection of African rhythms.

zero hat gesagt…

Yes, it´s a wonderful music with a horrible background. Greetings!

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