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Legendary poet guitarists and soul rebels from the southern Sahara desert, this documentary extract features performances of ’63′ under a tree in the desert ‘Matadjem Yinmixan’ in a tent in Tessalit, as well as a short interview with founder Ibrahim.
In 1963, shortly after independence, the Touaregs of Mali rise up against their new masters. This revolt is brutally suppressed. It is followed by terrible droughts which force thousands of refugees from Mali, Niger and Libya out on the road. It’s in the pain of exile that the Teshoumara is born. This movement proclaims the existence but also the necessary evolution of the Touareg people. This is when the guitars of the group Tinariwen first began to be heard.
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