“Zawal” is extract from their forthcoming ninth studio album Amadjar which is out September 6.
Featuring Noura Mint Seymali, Jeiche Ould Chighaly and Warren Ellis, and written by Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni, Tinariwen‘s “Zawal” is about witnessing the first solar eclipse. Most people are terrified and believe it is the last judgement, but the narrator remains unconcerned and keeps riding his dromedary across the desert.
Set to land on September 6, Amadjar means ‘the unknown visitor’ in Tamashek, the one who seeks hospitality and who’s condemned to an inner exile, within a territory or within himself; just like the members of Tinariwen, who feel at home on the journey, around the fire with a few immutable songs.
Listen back to Amadjar‘s first single “Taqkal Tarha“.
Pre-order Amadjar here.