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Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)

from Agadez by Bombino

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The physical CD is packaged in a 6-panel digipak with beautiful photos. Also includes immediate download of 13 -track digital bonus album including live cuts in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Full digital liner notes included with song lyrics and translations.
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      $13.98 USD



The elder Tuareg guitar player Intayaden originally performed this song. He was exiled to Libya during the drought of 1973. This song is in homage to his homeland, and reflects the pain he endured when he had to leave his family and friends behind. Bombino rearranged this traditional song during the second Tuareg rebellion when he was exiled in Burkina Faso. This song focuses on his homeland, and reaches out to other Tuaregs reminding them to think of their country as well. The trance-like chant about Niger and Mali transports the listener.


I greet my country where I left my parents
I greet my country
I greet my country where I left my love
I greet my country
I greet my country where I left my community
I greet my country
You know that I am suffering from it
I greet my country


from Agadez, released April 19, 2011


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Bombino Agadez, Niger

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré as well as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. ... more

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