Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go!

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The third album from Etran Finatawa, the band comprised of a mix of the Wodaabe and Touareg people, captures the development of an already well-formed sound. It's based in the desert blues style, not a million miles from Tinariwen and other similar performers, but the group adds its own touch. It's more rooted, more hypnotic -- witness a track like "Daandé," where the groove simply mesmerizes. Recorded in the middle of a European tour in 2009, the foremost elements are percussion and polyphonic singing. These buoy everything up, with the guitar, also a powerful element, much in the background. The lyrics are unabashedly political although not in English, with "Diam Walla"...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
The third album from Etran Finatawa, the band comprised of a mix of the Wodaabe and Touareg people, captures the development of an already well-formed sound. It's based in the desert blues style, not a million miles from Tinariwen and other similar performers, but the group adds its own touch. It's more rooted, more hypnotic -- witness a track like "Daandé," where the groove simply mesmerizes. Recorded in the middle of a European tour in 2009, the foremost elements are percussion and polyphonic singing. These buoy everything up, with the guitar, also a powerful element, much in the background. The lyrics are unabashedly political although not in English, with "Diam Walla" reflecting on the problem of water for the desert people, and "Aitma" an appeal to the people of the world to find common ground rather than fighting each other. The differences between this and their previous releases are subtle, but Etran Finatawa are progressing, defining a particular sound that makes them stand out. It's an album that needs, and deserves, a lot of plays to impart its secrets, but the time spent on that is an investment, not wasted.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Riverboat
  • UPC: 605633005523
  • Catalog Number: 1055
  • Sales rank: 152,117

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Aitimani (7:07)
  2. 2 Diam Walla (4:31)
  3. 3 Aitma (10:00)
  4. 4 Ndiiren (6:09)
  5. 5 Gourma (6:36)
  6. 6 Daandé
  7. 7 Duuniyaaru Dillii (6:58)
  8. 8 Imuzaran (4:40)
  9. 9 Ummee Ndaaren (6:56)
  10. 10 Kalamoujar (7:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Etran Finatawa Primary Artist
Colin Bass Bass Guitar
Mamane Tankari Background Vocals
Bammo Agonla Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
Bagui Bouga Vocals, Background Vocals, Calabash
Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla Bass, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Goumar Abdouljamil Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Colin Bass Producer
Greg Freeman Engineer
Traditional Composer
Louise Mitton Sleeve Notes
Bammo Agonla Arranger, Composer, Lyricist
Bagui Bouga Composer, Lyricist
Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla Arranger, Composer, Lyricist
Andreas Balaskas Mastering
Kana Ahmed Composer
Haddani Alhousseini Composer
Sandra Van Edig Liner Notes, Sleeve Notes
Ulf Lieden Photo Courtesy
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