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The Ensemble Tartit are Malian Tamashek (Tuareg), comprising five women and four men. Tartit means 'union' in their language. They met in a refugee camp in Burkina Faso, where their music was a means of survival against the social and political mayhem in the Sahara Desert.

Political strife for freedom and equality led, thus, to the formation of tartit in 1995. Within months after their foundation in 1995, Tartit performed their debut concert at the MASA Trade Fair for African… read more

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  • nice
  • Que buen grupo de mujeres! great sound minimalistic!. bless from PERU!
  • I like these guys a lot, they have a very pure and hypnotic sound compared to some similar groups. The singing is especially gorgeous
  • five women and four men > yeah that makes 18
  • great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Yeah, this is great. Love them almost as much as Tinariwen.
  • Never get bored of these guys and live they are amazing. Their music is something else just hypnotic and draws you in.
  • great great great
  • Discovered this great group via the recent Believer CD. This lovely twangy guitar is a perfect accompaniment to a summer's afternoon.

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