tamasheq

Music Recommendations

Hello everyone! In case you didn’t realize, this entire blog is just a ploy to justify me listening to music instead of doing my actual work, so to continue that in the best of ways, here is a ridiculously long list of artists I listen to in the various languages I’m studying. I don’t really know what any of the words for genres mean (which you’ll know if you’ve seen my list of Catalan music for 2017), so you can decide for yourself by listening to the included songs which I have linked to on each artist. I tried to pick their most well-known song, which sometimes is an accurate measure of what they’re like and sometimes, as in the case of Cesk Freixas, not. Also, artists in bold are the most well-known, and ones in italics are ones I especially like. Anyways, enough of me, here is your music:

CATALAN

VALENCIAN (I don’t have a stance on whether or not this is a separate language; I just have too many songs in Catalan already and don’t want to look like a nerd so I decided to split it up)

BASQUE

WELSH

ARABIC

TAMASHEQ

So that’s a lot of music from me, but as you can see, the Welsh, Arabic, and Tamasheq sections are looking a little thin, and I need more music in Turkish, Malayalam, and any of the other many languages on my list. Please send me suggestions if you have any artists or songs you really like in those languages!

anonymous asked:

So my friend and I were talking about this and he said that Amazigh (he said Berbers so that was strike 1) aren't an African race because they aren't Black. I said I thought you were an African race despite not being Black, but what's the general consensus amongst you guys African or not?


1. try to get rid of your racist believe that all African races have one and the same skin colour/ skin tone
2. it’s offensive to say “amongst you guys”, it’s not like all Imazighen are one giant homogeneous group
3. imazighen are the indigenous inhabitants of ‘northern’ Africa and parts of the sahara, therefore Imazighen are African
4. there are many darker skinned (Black) Imazighen, for instance amongst the kel tamasheq

It is western ignorance and racism that potrays all Africans as both a country of the same people, and a country of all one race of people. We are African. We were some of the first in African history, we have existed here before the Arabs, before the Romans, before the French. Being African is not based on being black, but that too is 100% erasing of black Imazighen.

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Drinkin’ the Juice Blues!

Shot on 8mm film by Jack Coleman on the East Coast 2010 tour!

This is one of the very few cover songs by The Growlers. The original is Aldhechen Manin (listen) by Tinariwen, a group of Touareg musicians from the Sahara desert. It also sounds great when performed live. You’ll find it on their second album, Amassakoul, from 2004!

Because Tinariwen sing in their mother languare Tamasheq, The Growlers had to make up the lyrics for this cover from scratch.

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Tinariwen - Lulla.

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Counting to 10 in Tamasheq