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Tikounen / Assouf

Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Igloo   Catalog #: 269  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Brussels group Kel Assouf, is back with their second album that will shake the Touareg scene even more. After detours toward Afrobeat, reggae and funk, Anana and the new team now turn their attention to Led Zeppelin and today’s rock. Kel Assouf means both “those with nostalgia” and “sons of eternity” in the Touareg language Tamasheq. The group came together around the exiled Touareg musician Anana Harouna in 2006. From the beginning the group built its identity around two central ideas: the promotion of Touareg culture and the struggle against discrimination. For this new release, Kel Assouf wants to express the stupefaction and perplexity created by a world where war, injustice and pollution are running rampant. With one foot in the desert Read more and the other in the urban jungle, Anana writes about the Sahara, Niger, and everyday life both there and in Europe. Using short phrases similar to Japanese haikus, Anana sings his poetry about humanity and respect. The result is a powerful sound. Read less

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