They told that one day the words were not enough for the women tergui to encourage
the men went to the war, so they use the Acacia wood; the rose laurel and a pumpkin
n and borrow from the horse the hair in order to construct the Imzad and join
the warriors with the sounds of this amazing instrument on the singing the Ouanda
Tamout before the sun rise. In order to keep to the men warrior in good condition
and far from all dangers; only sure that the sheep are well kept; they used all
the natural surrounded tools to do the Imzad as instrument; the Imzad as song;
the Imzad as companion; is a big party of the daily women targui life ; it's an
habitual practice and an ancestral one.
The women play music for the Camel's majesty «lloujen» for the horses' nobility
«lwissan»; and to make their night less long without their men; they play the
Imzad and sing for the absence of the warriors and fro the happiness of their
comeback. Under the Imzad sound they welcome the spring the <maghdar» just
like they welcome their lovers long lasted to bring back the lightness and the
happiness to the sheep and to the habitations. To understand what the IMZAD
tell to the men; one day a women playing the Imzad asked someone who filmed
her: why you are filming my fingers; you have to film the nature, the dunes
which surround me then you can understand how I play.
A very noble instrument the Imzad is more and more rare and which complete the history of the Touareg of Mali; Niger and Libya and the Algerian south (The Tassili and the Hoggar) have a passwords that only the habitant of these huge places could understand its meaning.