Imeslan N Essouf

by Faris

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After an appearance on the compilation 'Ishumar 2, New Tuareg Guitars', this 5 track EP marks the true beginning of his career. His “big brothers” from Terakaft came to help on two tracks ('Derhan Alkher' which is released as a single, and 'Semghar'). There is also an unreleased composition of Ousmane Ag Mossa from Tamikrest ('Tamiditine Kitoqam'). If the affiliation with the famous names of the Tuareg guitar is obvious, Faris also highlights his dual culture through the last track, 'Imeslan N Essouf', which sounds like a Saharan version of Pink Floyd, based on slide and delay.

'Imeslan N Essouf' comes with a digital booklet including the translations of the songs, text by Issa Dicko and Emilio Bellu, together with a long interview with Faris in which he refers to the current situation in the Sahara (AQIM, Gaddafi etc...).

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released October 3, 2011

Produced by Faris

Executive production:Association Il Mondo Tuareg, Nick Murgia, Gianni Campovecchi
Label A&R: Sedryk

Recorded by Stefano Riccò
At Dudemusic Studio (Correggio, Italia)
Mixed by Stefano Riccò and Faris

Except ‘Tamiditine Kitoqam’ recorded & mixed by Massimo Usai
At Crimson Dome Studio (Cagliari, Italia)

Photos: Odense Den, Sedryk
Artwork: Sedryk
Texts: Issa Dicko, Emilio Bellu
Translations into english: Julie Summersquash

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Reaktion Lyon, France

Le Chant Des Fauves - a Collection of Music of the Sahara

Our idea is to use music as a media for bringing to the attention of the Western public information about the conditions of life of the Saharan people.
Our albums are always accompanied by booklets rich in detail. We have used the expert knowledge of anthropologists, ethnologists etc to provide the in depth knowledge that we wish to share.
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