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Africa | Tuareg women in Agadez (northern Niger) decorating leather saddle bags | ©René Gardi, ‘Artisans Africains: Recontres Et Choses Vecues En Afrique Occidentale – Hardcover (1970)

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Africa | Tuareg women in Agadez (northern Niger) decorating leather saddle bags | ©René Gardi, ‘Artisans Africains: Recontres Et Choses Vecues En Afrique Occidentale – Hardcover (1970)

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Wodaabe, Niger

Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher

Wearing their most potent talismans to enhance their charm, cousins vie for the heart of smiling Mobobo.

AUGUST: Highlighting African Women

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Agadez, Niger

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Happy independence day Niger!! This day also marks our “tree day”; everyone is urged to plant a tree to fight desertification.

Basic info: French and Hausa are the official languages & our main ethnic groups are (in order): Hausa, Songhay, Djerma, Tuareg, Bororo (also known as Wodaabe/Fulani), Toubou, Kanouri…

Some of Mali and Niger’s finest musicians.

From top to bottom:

  • Tartit
  • Tinariwen
  • Etran Finatawa
  • Boubacar Traore
  • Oumou Sangare
  • Toumani Diabate
  • Amadou & Mariam
  • Bombino
  • Ali Farka Toure
  • Tamikrest

Such a great track, love the melody of this song.

"Before, we never made our music to commercialize it, we only made it for ourselves."

Members of Nigerien band Entran Finatawa discuss being exposed to music outside of their traditional settings through artists such as Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix and Ali Farka Touree, and how the musical styles of these three artists led to them forming a band and developing their own sound.

Although the band initially started out with two Tuareg women vocalists, after getting married a year and a half into the band’s existence, the two women were no longer permitted to make music as Tuareg culture does not permit married women to do so. With the original 12-member band then reduced to 10 - six Peul (Fulani)-Wodaabe and six Tuareg individuals, the band was soon forced to split the group due to high traveling costs with six members continuing to tour and play music, and four remaining in Niger.

The remaining six members penned the music for the band’s sophomore album, consisting of a new sound with lyrical content that highlights the issues facing their communities, such as drought and the rapid urban migration of ‘nomads’ to the city who’ve had to leave their pastoral lives behind, and the exploitation of labor that happens as a result of it.

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Stills from Toumast, documentary retracing the History of Touareg people in Niger, between rebellions, music, culture and daily life. Starring Aminitou Goumar and Moussa Ag Keyna from the musical duo Toumast.

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Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Fulani child in Niger.

From: Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Fulani woman in Niger.

From: Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956

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Nomades du soleil de Henry Brandt, Edition La Guilde du livre, Lausanne, 1956.

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Niamey, Niger

Mali vs Niger AFCON highlights