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supported by thumbnail Hypnotising chants & droning backup vocals with the occasional enthusiastic yelp from the boys in the band. This album transports you to the desert someplace. Favorite track: Wana L'Ancien. thumbnail The most beautiful and captivating music - minimally groovy, highly evocative, and almost alien. Favorite track: Yalalela.
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Lorena Moore The second isswat album from Sahelsounds. Intense and compelling. Fascinates my cats, perhaps for the unwavering voice, the soft heartbeat of the drum, or the purring background drone. Favorite track: Wana L'Ancien.
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thats all i have to say..from the first sound i knew this was for me. traditional folklore..gets me everytime! Favorite track: Yalalela.
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Yalalela 05:52
Ilana 04:30
Adyamina 04:11
Ahaylalou 04:18
Alehawan 05:03
Ahimana 04:48
Inaregh 02:51


Isswat recordings from Azawad region of the Sahara desert. Music of nostalgia, longing, and revolutionaries, sung by Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud in her debut recording, a local production from 2008. Sparse rhythms and hand claps punctuate the meditative hypnosis, accompanied by a the signature vocal drone of her group. Lyric translations insert, some of the first ever translated isswat.

Vinyl version comes in beautiful printed and hand glued covers. Edition of 500.


released March 20, 2015

Performed by Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud,
Accompanied by Oukana Ag Raytak, Alhassane Ag Banjar, Bay Ag Ibrahim, Mohamed Ag Barka, Rhissa Ag Balla
Recorded at Studio Maison du Luxembourg, 2008
Technical Assistance: Christophe Pérotin
Director: Malick Ag Rhissa
Photo: Ibrahim Ag Aminy
Translation: Mouhamadine Ag Ibrahim, Nadia Belalimat
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic
Printing by Charles Eberhardt
Prod. Director: Christopher Kirkley

SS-026 / MRP-085


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