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Tinariwen song Tahult In, only good copy on Youtube, that I could find. Listen to the music, it is a song about resistance. Some translation is provided in the video, but very little. Currently trying to procure some place where I can get translation. 

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still throwing anchor….. the Buriganga and the Turag Rivers around Dhaka City have almost reached their death in recent years…. activists have tried hard to save the rivers… the rivers still play a very important role in goods transportation…. but apparently that hasn’t been enough of a push…. even though a lot of people have ceased to depend on the rivers, there are some who still look towards the rivers for their livelihood…. wide open waterscape at Ashulia, on the northern edge of Dhaka City attract city dwellers there during the rainy season…. boats like these provide people with a short recreational ride….. when recreational space inside the crowded city is that scarce, the almost dead rivers try hard to cling on….

the photo was taken at Ashulia, Dhaka; 03 August 2014

Ibrahim Ag Alhabib  - a musical revolutionary, who at age 4 witnessed the execution of his father (a Turag rebel) during a 1963 uprising in Mali. As a child he saw a western film in which a cowboy played a guitar. Ag Alhabib built his own guitar out of a tin can, a stick and bicycle brake wire. He started to play old Tuareg and modern Arabic pop tunes.Ag Alhabib first lived in refugee camps and later resided with other Tuareg exiles in Libya and Algeria.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinariwen