A chance to hear what’s hot in dance clubs and private parties in Northern Mali.
Grounded in traditional Saharan repertoire, IMARHAN TIMBUKTU developed their own unique sound as witnesses to the incredible political forces shattering their world. The group’s leader, Mohamed Issa Ag Oumar, takes IMARHAN TIMBUKTU into a swirl of rhythmic variations. Backing him is younger brother, Ousmane Ag Oumar, while underneath the insistent tende hand drumming of their sisters, Fadimata Walet Oumar and Zeinabou Walet, establish the foundation. This is dance music. It is protest music. Featured artist at such events as the legendary Festival au Desert along with their sister group, TARTIT, IMARHAN TIMBUKTU have toured Europe and North America bringing contemporary Tuareg music to world audiences.