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67 Commons Rd
Germantown, NY, 12526
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518 755 5089

Clermont Music is an effort to support musicians from the Sahara Desert in Northern Mali by touring, recording and presenting their music to the World.

Timbuktu Echoes

Their world shattered by conflict - dislocation, loss of a past and the impediments to the future. IMARHAN TIMBUKTU, renowned Tuareg band from Timbuktu featured on five of these ten tracks. Their rhythm guitarist, OUSMANE AG OUMAR, contributes two solo pieces. The third group, DINTCHÉRÉ, young musicians from Timbuktu contribute 3 more.

in refugee tents, at campfires in the desert brush. Cultures erased. These tracks are meditations on hope, nostalgia and despair. An abruptly reordered world has put dreams on hold.

 

Timbuktu Echoes

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Shock, sadness, nostalgia. A world shattered. Acoustic guitars echo the pain of dislocation, the loss of a past and the impediments to the future. MOHAMED ISSA AG OUMAR and his band IMARHAN TIMBUKTU, renowned Tuareg musicians from Timbuktu, are featured on five of these ten tracks. Their rhythm guitarist, OUSMANE AG OUMAR, contributes two solo pieces. A third group, DINTCHÉRÉ, young musicians from Timbuktu contribute 3 more.

These ten tracks, meditations on hope and despair, haunt with hypnotic guitar grooves. An abruptly reordered world has put dreams on hold. Music doesn’t provide the answer. It’s only therapy. Waiting in empty rooms, in refugee tents, at campfires in the desert brush. Innocent people as always are left as collateral damage.

Genre: blues, desert blues, Tuareg guitar, World

Tags: #MohamedIssaAgOumar #Medissa #Imarhan Timbuktu #Imarhan Tombouctou #Ousmane Ag Oumar #DIntchere #Dintchéré #world music #desert blues #Tuareg guitar #acoustic guitar #Mali #Tuareg #Touareg #Sahara #Tombouctou #Timbuktu #Azawad  #Africa #refugee #nostalgia #Mbera #Mauritania #UNHCR

REVIEWS AND LINKS

".... music (vocals) that you do not understand, but appreciate because of the strong emotions.... and of an elusiveness beauty ...." Jan Willem in subjectivisten.nl week 45 – 2016 

”".... spellbinding guitars sounds and vocals that grabs you by the hackles ...." Dani Heyvaert, in rootstime.be
 

"... a fascinating album."  
Vic Smith, in fROOTS http://www.frootsmag.com/  December 2016 page 67