Clermont Music presents IMARHAN TIMBUKTU. Formed in 1993 by Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar the group has become a reference point in contemporary Tuareg desert blues music. Their songs speak of love, unity, and their Sahara Desert cultural traditions.
“Imharhan, ...With a more electric, “modern” sound, ... Very well received by a sell out crowd at La Tulipe. [Montreal]”
Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide
”Imharhan gives them (Tartit) room to stretch into new music”
Glynis Hart, Ithaca Times
“a band that reflects the often experimental, fascinating Tuareg adaptation of Saharan nomad music to contemporary, fresh sounds."
Brightest Young Things blog
IMARHAN TIMBUKTU with sister group, TARTIT, bring the music of Timbuktu to world audiences. Traditional Tuareg Desert Blues developed to a unique sound influenced by music of the world. Electric guitars combine with hand drums. Lyrics speak of nostalgia, loss, love and pride. Refugees from the conflicts in West Africa and the Sahara Desert their lyrics speak of nostalgia, longing, loss, love and cultural pride.