Amankor / The Exile (Tuareg, Mali)

FESTIVAL ORIENT PRESENTS

21/06/2024

Jämaja church, Saaremaa

Johannese passioon 2024
January 19, 2024

Festival Orient presents:
TARTIT – AMANKOR / THE EXILE
June 21st, Jämaja church, Saaremaa
Traditional music and song by Tuareg women from Mali

Tartit is one of the leading groups on the Tuareg music scene, and one of the only groups with a majority of women. Tartit has been promoting Touareg music, culture and women for nearly 30 years. This group from Timbuktu was formed in exile between the Mauritanian and Burkinabe refugee camps in 1995. All its members are from the Timbuktu region, specifically the Goundam cercle. The group has a single aim: to sing about exile, love, peace and the political condition of the Tuareg people. Tartit was created to safeguard traditional Tuareg music, which was slowly disappearing. Tartit’s concerts are an invitation to travel to the desert. Inviting and almost hypnotic, this music inevitably leads you into the mystical world of the Kel Tamasheq (a people who speak Tamasheq, the language of the Tuareg). The magic of the performance is enhanced by the beauty of the traditional dresses and authentic instruments. The songs are made up of traditional and modern melodies. Women’s voices, youyou, clapping and dancing, the Magic of Tartit will take your audience on an unforgettable journey. They will present their latest programme – Amankor / The Exile, as well as more traditional songs from their rich repertoire. The ensemble of five women will be accompanied by a guitarist and their emblematic Teherdent player.