Guest post from a friend along the interwebs, he says: “Ithran is an Amazigh (or Berber) word that means stars. The group was created in 1984 in Morocco. Despite inadequate resources, the group managed to break through to become the spokesman of the song of Rif ( North of Morocco). The first album of Ithran recorded in 1986 was a huge success with 600,000 sales. This success has strengthened the confidence of the group and gave them the courage to continue. With over 20 CDs and cassettes interpreted and written either by group or by members in solo, the group remains a star in the Amazigh music that continues to shine high in the sky.”

Tonight in DC: The Whale featuring DJ Harvey, Beautiful Swimmers and ATFA at U Street Music Hall, 9pm sharppp. FREE.


Side A
Thshoked Thodath Ino
Wakha Nzwa Yaman
Ossana Diziran


Side B
Yoshishem Babam


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October 12, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Is there a link to download this?

tim abdellahreply
October 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm

Fantastic!! Thanks for posting this!

October 13, 2011 at 2:07 am

This tape is dope, yo. Thanks!

Elad Rreply
October 16, 2011 at 2:22 am

great upload. delicious groove. thanks

October 16, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hi Brian

could you please reload the 2nd song at:

Diakari Dia Diakite, as its void.


October 18, 2011 at 5:33 am

Oh I am in love with this blog. I just discovered it through the BBC. Excellent. Thank you! Thank you for sharing.

Martin und Gelireply
October 21, 2011 at 7:27 pm

fantastic music. I like it!

kuliah karyawan jakarta timurreply
May 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

Yuk sekolah.. mari kuliah… kuliah bisa sambil kerja sebagai karyawan / usahawan. Bener khan?

October 29, 2022 at 12:19 pm

This is the debut studio album by Rif Moroccan band Ithran, released on 1986.

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