Aghregh Medin
Tinariwen Lyrics


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I call upon the wisdom of the people of knowledge
Opinions battle each other
And I no longer believe in unity
I will only believe in it again if
Those opinions serve a common ideal:
That of the people from which they emanate



Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Tinariwen's song "Aghregh Medin" describe the internal conflict and struggles experienced within a community. The narrator is calling upon the wisdom of the people of knowledge to mediate the conflicting opinions within their community. Despite their shared identity and heritage, there seems to be a lack of unity among the people, as their opinions and ideas are constantly in opposition.


Furthermore, the narrator expresses their distrust in unity, suggesting that it can only be regained if it is in service to a common goal or ideal for the community. This implies that the community is not just struggling with differences in opinions and ideas but also with the lack of a collective vision and purpose.


Overall, "Aghregh Medin" captures the tensions within communities and the need for collective action and purpose to unify people and overcome internal struggles.


Line by Line Meaning

I call upon the wisdom of the people of knowledge
I seek guidance from those who have acquired knowledge through experience and education.


Opinions battle each other
Different beliefs and ideas clash with one another, causing conflict and disagreement.


And I no longer believe in unity
I have lost faith in the idea of a harmonious and cooperative society.


I will only believe in it again if
I am willing to reconsider my stance on unity, but only under specific conditions.


Those opinions serve a common ideal:
A collective goal or purpose must be shared by those with differing opinions.


That of the people from which they emanate
This shared goal must ultimately benefit and reflect the values of the community or group in question.




Writer(s): Touhami Ag Alhassane

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Lacost Petro

نحن الطوارق لانستعرفوا ب الحدود التي فرضها الفرنسيون

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