ANEWAL - The walking man - current album OSAS-It´s time (2017)
My name is Alhousseini Mohamed Anivolla a.k.a. Anewal, which means 'walking man' and I have been the lead singer and guitarist of the internationally known Desert Blues band Etran Finatawa from Niger. Since 2004 I have toured with them around the globe. Together we made four successful CDs for the British label World Music Network.
In 2012 I made my first solo album Anewal, a diary of my travels around the world and back again into the wilderness. It received international critical acclaim and Songlines magazine recently listed it as one of the '10 best Desert Blues' albums.
Since then it seems the world is changing faster than ever, sweeping us along like a flood. I have written a collection of new songs inspired by these changes and the need to speak out and communicate a message of peace and understanding.
In my songs I sing of the loss of cultural diversity throughout the world, social changes, climate change and the direct impact of these global effects on the people of my homeland as well as the importance of keeping our culture, our way of life, alive, strong and relevant.
My music is rooted in tradition. My music gives me strength.
Current album (release on fidjomusic in 2018)
Tour dates 2019/20 available
Managment worldwide: Fidjomusic
ANEWAL - The walking man - ANEWAL 2012
First solo album:
Life is a circle. This album is a journey. I take you to where I come from, I play some traditional Instruments like the takadebena, the Music bow, and many tradtional rhythms. And as a Bonus you will listen to a collaboration work that I did with the south african singer Malebo in 2009.
|November 16th||Bremen||Germany||Die Glocke|
|March 14th||Berlin||Germany||Apostel Paulus Kirche|