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Imidiwan: Companions

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Companions

Awesome - believe the hype. Like everything rootsy you've ever heard but more,much more.

Imidiwan... they've done it again!

I barely have the words for it-it's just absolutely brilliant! Easily the best thing I've heard all year (and I've been waiting for the release since I first heard they were recording again...) The warmth and atmosphere of the whole thing is just terrific and the title Imidiwan:Companions suits it well-it really sums up the feeling of friendship, warmth and openness that surrounds the whole album. Top tracks: Imidiwan Afrik Tendam, Intitlayaghen and Chabiba (but they are all amazing!). Buy it-you won't regret it! X-D

Biography

Formed: 1979 in Azawad, Mali

Genre: World

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Tinariwen is a Tuareg group that performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music that, to the untrained ear, is reminiscent of Ali Farka Touré's, but is far more rock-oriented and percussive. All of the band's musicians originate from the southern Sahara; the group's name, meaning "empty places," is a reflection of their land of origin. The band formed in the rebel camps of Colonel Gaddafi, as each of the musicians had been forced from their nomadic lifestyle into involuntary military service. Surrounded...
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Imidiwan: Companions, Tinariwen
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  • £4.49
  • Genres: World, Music, Rock
  • Released: 28 June 2009

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