2019 CD release.
Amadjar means 'the unknown visitor' in the language of Tamashek, the one who seeks hospitality and who's condemned to an inner exile, within a territory or within himself. The story of Amadjar, the ninth Tinariwen album, begins at the end of 2018, at the Taragalte Festival of nomadic cultures in the Moroccan Sahara. After a concert and a sandstorm, Tinariwen hit the road and head for Mauritania, via southern Morocco, Western Sahara and the Atlantic coast. The destination is important but no more so than the journey itself. Tinariwen are joined by their French production team, who arrive in old camper van that's been converted into a makeshift studio.
Featuring guests -
Rodolphe Burger guitar on Iklam Dglour
Warren Ellis violin, loops on Mhadjar Yassouf Idjan, Iklam Dglour, Wartilla, Tenere Maloulat, Zawal
Cass McCombs guitar on Itous Ohar, vocals and acoustic guitar on Kel Tinawen
Noura Mint Seymali lead vocals and ardîn on Amalouna, background vocals and ardîn on Takount, ardîn on Zawal
Micah Neslon charango, mandolin on Taqkal Tarha
Stephen O’Malley guitar on Itous Ohar, Wartilla, Amalouna
Jeiche Ould Chighaly guitar « jaguar » on Zawal
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