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Tinariwen - Elwan Assàwt

  • ISRC:FRPH71600015
  • Recorded:2016 Bivouac le Petit Prince, Melodium Studios & Rancho
  •  ©2017 Wedge SARL, under exclusive license to Anti


Assàwt n- chàt-Tamashàq
Itlab-nen àlhorriya
D-inizdjam n-timgharen
Izzaghnen dagh-issàhra
Wàr àhen aman tàcherràd
Tàsnin ihet mànna
Innàr did àffo tàffijàr
Nizdjar àlghabudiyya
Wen ehlan i-meddàn
Wi axdàmnen i-àssàwra

That’s the voice
of the Tamashek women
Searching for their freedom.
Those are the thoughts
of the old women
Living in a Sahara devoid of water,
Desiccated and miserable,
My wish is for it
to stop being subservient.
This is a message for those
Who toil for the revolution.