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Below The Radar 25

Track 1

"Inigradan"

from Les Filles de Illighadad

"Inigradan" is a traditional Tuareg folk song, adapted to the guitar, and played here by Fatou Seidi Ghali from Les Filles de Illighadad. Fatou is one of the few female guitarists who play ishumar guitar. It's a love song, talking about the "words that come not from the mouth, but from the heart".

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