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Tinariwen - Tassili (Deluxe) Tenere Taqhim Tossam


  • ISRC:FR9W11103430
  • Recorded:2011 Tassili N'Ajjer's Desert - South Algeria
  •  ©2011 WEDGE S.A.R.L., under exclusive license to Anti, Inc.
  • Guitars:Ibrahim Ag Alhabib
  • Background Vocals, Claps:Alhassane Ag Touhami
  • Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Percussions, Claps:Eyadou Ag Leche
  • Guitars, Claps, Background Vocals:Elaga Ag Hamid
  • Percussions, Claps, Background Vocals:Said Ag Ayad
  • Percussions, Claps, Background Vocals:Mohamad Ag Tahada
  • Claps, Background Vocals:Mustapha Ag Ahmed
  • Guitars:Aroune Ag Alhabib
  • Guitar:Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni
  • Guitar:Kyp Malone
  • Vocals:Tunde Adebimpe


The desert is mine
Tenere, my homeland,
We come to you when the sun goes down
Leaving a trail of blood across the sky
Which the black night wipes out
The desert is hot and its water hard to find
Water is life and soul
To all my brothers I say, the desert is jealous!

O Tenere! A jealous desert!
Why can‘t you see? You are a treasure
I‘ve seen the world, I love you better
Oh Tenere! You are the treasure of my soul.

I cry out to God on High
To bring my people together
In unity