tamasheq

THE INTERNET NEEDS MORE FREE READILY AVAILABLE RESOURCES IN MINORITY LANGUAGES

I want to learn Tamasheq. It’s a language spoken by around 200,000 Tuareg people in northern Mali, and I think it’s super cool. Unfortunately, there are almost no resources for it on the Internet. Think about how amazing the world would be if someone decided to make resources for minority languages easily available on the Internet. Think about how many more learners they would gain. The only thing stopping people from learning a language like Tamasheq is the lack of resources. Let’s make resources for minority languages more accessible and maybe the world will be a better place.

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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.