Cler Achel (4:28)

Cover of Aman Iman: Water Is Life

From Aman Iman: Water Is Life and 7 other releases

This is a song about wondering, about displacement and about the exile of the Touareg people following the terrible droughts of the mid 1970s and 1980s. Since these catastrophic events, homesickness and longing have become the most potent emotions in modern Touareg music.


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  • tommygun138

    klasse, klasse, klasse.

    13 Oct 2014 Reply
  • mentionthegypsy

    i was telling a friend...who had lived in the much i love being in the desert...he replied..."only those who have not had to live there love it" my case it was true...

    9 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RubberDucky451

    Drumming to this - HNNNNNGGGGG

    14 Dec 2012 Reply
  • CallumCarty


    13 Sep 2012 Reply
  • trippyyy


    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kamelzanabi

    einfach klasse

    26 Mar 2011 Reply
  • DawnMiles


    15 Mar 2011 Reply
  • kaprycornio

    one of my favor

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • VictorBlagomir

    Luxurious groove and deep true meaning.

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • sebre1a

    amazing einfach super

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jamesusillxd

    Tinariwen are SO badass...

    14 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ayahuasca290

    Da kann ich nicht ruhig auf dem Stuhl sitzen! :-))

    9 Aug 2010 Reply
  • blogmeridian

    I. Love. This. Groove. Polyrhythmic, flowing--and a lesson in what you can do with one chord. And the women's chorus is so simple--no melisma or tremelo--but completely satisfying. Compelling as well that a song about displacement and exile has a melody that makes me want to get in my car and drive around while listening to it.

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • byronever


    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • songpainter

    Just got to see Tinariwen live in Portland - and they we're GREAT!

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bonnielabelle

    If you ever have a chance to see them live, take yourself there.

    24 Jun 2010 Reply
  • songpainter

    Can't help but groove to this tune!

    18 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Giusychevola

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • happy-mouse

    after years and years their music still gives me goosebumps. it is just so beautiful!

    22 Apr 2010 Reply
  • german_in_la

    "Cler Achel" translation as per liner notes.......: "I Spent The Day" - 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, 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, It's a time which separates the beloved from those they love, And when you think of them, painful obsessive thoughts are all that come.

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
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