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IMARHAN BY IMARHAN

John DobsonComment
IMARHAN BY IMARHAN

Drawing on traditional Tuareg music and African ballads as well as funk, jazz and rock, Algerian band Imarhan started out around 2008 as a loose collection of friends that played together. Additionally, front man Sadam has a cousin in pioneering Tuareg band Tinariwen, and while similarities are easy to draw, Imarhan is altogether a more eclectic proposition, preferring leather jackets and jeans rather than Tinariwen's traditional Tuareg togs.
Their self-titled debut LP came out in April and also features a self-titled track which we feature here. And while that's verging dangerously on Living In A Box territory, Imarhan have a lot more going for them and are likely to be around for a long time to come.

Get Imarhan from their bandcamp page and follow them @Imarhanband