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Tinariwen's breakthrough album originally released in 2004, now remastered and repackaged with a bonus unreleased track, exclusive photos and brand-new liner notes. 'Amassakoul' features songs from Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Touhami Ag Alhassane. Tinariwen are Tuaregs, children of a nomadic Berber tribe who have roamed the Saharan desert for thousands of years. Over recent centuries, colonialism has seen the Tuareg's ancestral territory partitioned into distinct countries - Mali, Algeria, Libya, Niger. This drawing of borders has turned the Tuareg into ishumar, a displaced people in search of a homeland lost to them. Tinariwen's music - a blend of West African traditional music and electrified rock'n'roll - speaks directly to this feeling of longing: a sound that critics have called 'desert blues'.

Track Listing:
1. Amassakoul'n'ténéré - Tinariwen
2. Oualahila Ar Tesninam - Tinariwen
3. Chatma - Tinariwen
4. Arawan - Tinariwen
5. Chet Boghassa - Tinariwen
6. Amidinin - Tinariwen
7. Ténéré Daféo Nikchan - Tinariwen
8. Aldhechen Manin - Tinariwen
9. Alkhar Dessouf - Tinariwen
10. Eh Massina Sintadoben - Tinariwen
11. Assoul - Tinariwen
12. Taskiwt Tadjat (Bonus Track) - Tinariwen

Year of Production: 2004

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