Magazine article New Internationalist

Aman Iman

Magazine article New Internationalist

Aman Iman

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Aman Iman

by Tinariwen (Independiente ISOM 65CD)

Finding a band that is focused on its art to the exclusion of all else has been something of a holy grail for many record executives, but in Tinariwen it's quite possible that producer and guitarist Justin Adams has found it.

Hailing from the wilderness - lavishly photographed on the liner notes to Aman Iman (Water is Life) - of northeast Mali, Tinariwen is more of a clan than a fixed band. But centred around three kel tinariwen (desert boys) - Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, Hassan Ag Touhami and lnteyeden - theirs is a story that started in the 1980s with a guitar and dreams of Tuareg independence. Like most stories, it didn't run smoothly - rebellion and time in Libyan military camps followed - until an encounter with the French band Lo'jo brought the Tuareg musicians the possibility of a wider audience. …

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