NEW ALBUM & SPRING TOUR
“AMANKOR / THE EXILE”
Tartit (‘union’) was originally created to safeguard the Tuareg traditional music which was slowing disappearing. The band, originated from Timbuktu, have played all around the world at many of the biggest world music festivals, and have achieved iconic status as guardians of Tuareg music and culture under attack.
AMANKOR offers a unique perspective on Tuareg life through a woman’s eyes. Nostalgia is very much a central to the theme of thealbum being a reminiscence about how the Sahara was once peaceful and wondrous before becoming divided by war. Despite these deep regrets for what has been lost, Tartit remains a beacon of hope for the Tuareg people, offers hope and encourages unity and solidarity.
No other track epitomises everything the band represents more than ‘Tanminak’ with the words “We share the same land, we have to be united, so let’s reconcile, being a message that these ambassadors of Tuareg traditional culture continue to spread far and wide.