Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life)

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This is one of the first songs Bombino wrote. It focuses on friendship and the difficulty of maintaining relationships with old friends in the midst of new monetary wealth. He warns that materialism can destroy the simple life where values of friendship, honor and dignity are cherished.

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Another life is the hardest life in that it separates friends
It separates friends because it doesn't allow for heritage
We follow material goods and forget our relationships
We leave our friends because of money
We fool our friends because of material things
Are material things more important than men?

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from Agadez - Digital Bonus Version, 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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