Tamikrest, “Imanin bis Zihoun” (Tuareg Rock Band from Mali)

Tamikrest is a Tuareg rock band from Mali who sing for peace and reconciliation in that troubled country. They also just played at the annual Sahel Music Festival in the desert.

Tamikrest plays Imanin bis Zihoun

Channel 4 News interviews Tamikrest on the Mali troubles:

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  1. Dear Professor Cole,

    You may have seen this already but if not, there are links below to an American musician featured on the show “Arabs Got Talent” singing Um Kulthum. She doesnt know Arabic yet, but is a student of music and had studied with Simon Shaheen. She plays the oud too.

    link to youtube.com

    link to nytimes.com

  2. Dear Professor Cole,

    You may have seen this already but if not, there are links below to an American musician featured on the show “Arabs Got Talent” singing Um Kulthum. She doesnt know Arabic yet, but is a student of music and had studied with Simon Shaheen. She plays the oud too.

    link to youtube.com

    link to nytimes.com

  3. Tinariwen has a new album. They’re really the forerunners of this musical movement.

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