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Imarhan Releases Eponymous Video


Imarhan can be translated to mean “the ones I care about” in Tamasheq, and the jovial, intimate visuals in the video clip from the Tuareg group’s forthcoming debut album, also titled Imarhan, lives up to the translation.

Filmed by Dalel Ziour in February 2016 and edited by Recbox, the video documents Imarhan in their vibrant hometown of Tamanrasset, Hoggar, South Algeria. It offers a close-up look into the passionate daily life of “the city in the desert,” filled with vivid landscapes, gorgeous tapestries, joyous dancing, and the youthful spirit of a community.

Imarhan’s debut album is set to release on April 29 on City Slang records. You can preorder it here. In support of the release, the band will embark on a North American and European tour. Check out the dates below.

North American Tour

April 15 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater (supporting Bunny Wailer)

April 16 Seattle – Vera Project

April 18 Arcata – Richard’s Goat

April 19 Sacramento – Harlow’s Restaurant and Nightclub

April 20 Big Sur – Henry Miller Library presented by FolkYeah

April 21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall:

April 22 Claremont, CA – Pomona College

April 23 Venice, CA – Del Monte Speakeasy presented by Radio Afrique

April 24 Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex

April 28 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger

April 29 Austin, TX – Levitation Festival

May 2 Louisville, KY – Zanzabar

May 3 Chicago, IL – Schubas

May 4 Madison, WI – Frequency

May 5 Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub

May 6 Akron, OH – Musica

May 7 NYC, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

May 8 Brooklyn – Baby’s Alright

Europe May 2016

May 12 Caen FR – Le Cargo

May 13 Clermont Ferrand FR – La Coopérative de Mai

May 14 Lille FR – L’Aeronef

May 15 St. Brieux FR – Art Rock Festival

May 17 Angers FR – Le Heron Carré

May 18 Paris, FR – Point FMR

May 19 Brussels BE – Les Nuits Botanique

May 20 Amsterdam NL – Paradiso Noord

May 21 Groningen NL – Vera

May 23 Copenhagen DK – Vega

May 24 Hamburg DE – Turnzimmer

May 25 Potsdam DE – Fabrik

May 26 Jena DE – Glashaus im Paradies

May 27 St. Gallen CH – Palace

May 28 Munich DE – Modular Festival

May 29 Dresden DE – Groove Station

May 30 Düsseldorf  DE – Zakk

May 31 Antwerp BE – Het Bos

June 2 Metz FR – Chapelle des Trinitaires

July 30 Saltash UK – Port Eliot Festival

August 6 London UK – Caught By The River Thames

September 4 Dorset UK – End Of The Road Festival

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