Interview for Journal of Creative Pursuit
Our music is greatly influenced by traditional Amazigh music, Tinariwen, Ali Farka Toure, Fan Rrways or music of Rrways, Gnawa music, Jimi Hendrix, B.B King, John Lee Hooker, Jazz, Regy, and country music. For a long time, traditional Amazigh music has been played with traditional instruments such as ‘agnza’ – drums and ‘djembe’. With the emergence of modern instruments – such as electric guitars, we want to combine Amazigh traditional rhythms and create a new contemporary Saharan nomadic music. Most of the beats in our traditional music are based on rhythms from jazz, blues, or reggae.
We have released our first album in 2019 titled ‘Azizdeg’. This album has various subjects and rhythms, and even if some listeners don’t understand the language, the soul of the music will engage them. At the moment, Tarwa N-Tiniri is working on a new song titled ‘Ifaw Ulneɣ’ – meaning, The light of hearts.