Daily Discovery: Abdallah Oumbadougou – Le Iwitian Ourgueza Gueakelen

Amghar: The Godfatdher of Touareg Music – VOL. 1 is the first career retrospective of the legendary, late Tuareg innovator Abdallah Oumbadougou, who is considered the Godfather of the Tuareg / Desert Blues genre and was a primary influence of current artists Bombino and Mdou Moctar.

The release features 14 tracks, newly remastered by 5-time GRAMMY-winning engineer Michael Graves, and includes 6 unreleased, never before heard originals. The gorgeous Double Vinyl package also includes extensive historical liner notes from Tuareg expert and historian Andy Morgan and lyric translations in Tamashek, French and English.

The cover portrait of the artist was created by Nigerian-born illustrator Diana Ejaita who is notable for her extensive cover work with the New Yorker magazine”.