• Tinariwen (+IO:I) - Ténéré Tàqqàl (what has become of the Ténéré)

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    "Ténéré Tàqqàl" from the album "Elwan" to be released Feb 10, 2017
    Pre-order ELWAN here: http://found.ee/tinariwen_s...

    Directed by Axel Digoix, produced by Pilule et Pigeon
    p&c 2016 Wedge


    Ténéré tàqqàl
    Eghàrghàr wa n-fissar
    Dàgh iknasàn elwan
    Azzadàn dàgh-s alimmoz

    Awwànàn ichinkad Adagh
    Ibas tidwin igdad iskak
    Aherahàghnàt timizzagh
    Tiwàr tekenzart idim n-àlyad

    A-wa àzzàman àssoheen
    Dàgh idja amsistagh
    Azzaràn wi àssohàtnen
    Idjmadàn inibdan

    Ammun dàgh-nàgh meddàn
    Tàssiknàs tayitte n-nibrar
    Tigla tisrawt fàlanàgh
    Istàqqàt anmàghdar

    What has become of the Ténéré

    The Ténéré* has become an upland of thorns
    Where elephants fight each other
    Crushing tender grass under foot.

    The gazelles have found refuge high in the mountains
    The birds no longer return to their nests at night
    The camps have all fled.

    You can read the bitterness on the faces of the innocents
    During this difficult and bruising time
    In which all solidarity has gone.

    The strongest impose their will
    And leave the weakest behind
    Many have died battling for twisted ends.
    And joy has abandoned us
    Exhausted by all this duplicity.

    * Ténéré is a Tamashek word meaning empty land or desert. The plural of the word is tinariwen. Show less
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