Just in case

Friday, February 03, 2012


Just in case the subject of Taureg rebels should come up, say for example in my next post,  I thought I would post some Taureg rebel music by the Malian band Tinariwen. They've appeared before on Flares, in my series on the music of Mali.

2 comments:

OMMAG said...

OK ... that was really hard on my senses...

ambisinistral said...

Hehehe... its a love song. Here are the lyrics in English:

I Spent The Day (Cler Achel)
[English translation from the album liner notes]

[1st verse/Chorus:]
I spend the day and still the following night
I spent a whole season travelling
I spend the day and still the following night
I spent a whole season travelling

[2nd verse:]
You've gone, Mila, you've already gone and I've plunged deeper into my dreams
Whatever my thoughts, she occupies them all, and my heart cries out still

(Chorus)

[3rd verse:]
I's a time which separates the beloved from those they love
And when you think of them, painful obsessive thoughts are all that come.

(Chorus)
(Repeat 2nd verse)
(Chorus)
(Repeat 2nd verse)