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“Jagwar”, Terakaft’s new adventure
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"Jagwar", Terakaft’s new adventure

The Tuareg rock band returns with a three-track project released via Secousse, accompanied by a novel written by their manager.  For nearly 20 years, Terakaft has been a mainstay of the rich Saharan rock and […]

Tinariwen releases new track to celebrate classic reissue
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Tinariwen releases new track to celebrate classic reissue

The Tuareg rock group will reprint The Radio Tisdas Sessions (2002) and Ammasakoul (2004) with an unreleased track “Taskiwt Tadjat”. Recorded in June 2002 in the UK, this track is produced by Justin Adams (guitarist […]

African Guitar Heroes
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African Guitar Heroes

Let’s take a few tours and detours all over the continent to discover some of its guitar masters. To hear them at their best you often have to wait until the 1st verse or chorus is over; wait for the song to bloom and for the guitarist to rise.

Mdou Moctar’s Tuareg rock hits the road
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Mdou Moctar’s Tuareg rock hits the road

The Tuareg rock stars signed to Sahel Sounds announce an international tour via a live video from the banks of the Niger river beginning in North America this February. Mdou Moctar is once again packing […]

Etran de L’Aïr pay tribute to their hometown in debut album
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Etran de L’Aïr pay tribute to their hometown in debut album

The Nigerien band’s new project will invoke the exuberance of weddings in their beloved Agadez, capital of Saharan rock.  Playing for over 25 years, Etran de l’Aïr (or “stars of the Aïr Region”) have emerged […]

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Imarhan returns with video for “Achinkad”
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Imarhan returns with video for "Achinkad”

With the new visual, the Tuareg rock band announces new album Aboogi, due in 2022.  Over the course of their first two albums, Imarhan breathed new life into assouf, blues from the desert, which attracted […]

Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït
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Live isolation: when Tamikrest offers an extract from his album Tamotaït

On PAM’s Facebook page, Tamikrest’s singer performs the song “Azawad”, taken from Tamotaït, the group’s new album. Three years after the release of Kidal, the Tuaregs of the group Tamikrest have just released Tamotaït. A […]

Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform
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Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform

Throughout the year 2020, the label Sahel Sounds will roll out the Music from Saharan WhatsApp series, to the rhythm of one EP per month, recorded on a cellphone. Interview with Christopher Kirkley, instigator of […]