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 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
At clubs and parties in Northern Mali, IMARHAN TIMBUKTU have provided the grooving soundtrack to life there over the past 10 years. With their sister group, TARTIT, they have toured Europe and North America bringing the contemporary music of Timbuktu to world audiences. Grounded in traditional Saharan repertoire, the band developed their unique sound, a contemporary expression influenced by the music of the world. As witnesses to the incredible political forces shattering their world, IMARHAN TIMBUKTU create riveting music. The electric instruments blend with traditional hand drums. The chorus breaths notes of nostalgia, loss, celebration and pride. The many experiments and collaborations with which the group members have been involved over the years move this Tuareg desert blues to fresh coordinates.