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Preview: Terakaft @ Oslo Hackney (London; Wednesday 24th April 2019)

Preview: Terakaft @ Oslo Hackney (London; Wednesday 24th April 2019)

 The blues music of the Sahara Desert in Northern Africa has slowly emerged as a popular music genre globally; bands like Terakaft hold the flagpole for the guitar-led cyclical trance style. Having branched off the original Tinariwen collective, Terakaft have released seven albums of Tuareg rebel rock. The Tuaregs live...
Interview: Q&A with Kel Assouf – Rocking the Desert

Interview: Q&A with Kel Assouf – Rocking the Desert

Since 2016, when we first met them at WOMAD UK, we have constantly felt under the rocky spell of Kel Assouf. The roughness of their sound, which goes side-by-side with their heartfelt and profound lyrics, has brought new life into the so-called Tuareg rock style. Despite being based in Brussels...
Terakaft

Terakaft

09/11/2018 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Terakaft Corsica Studios, London
Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]
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Album Review: Imarhan – Temet [City Slang; February 2018]

Imarhan are a five-piece Tuareg band from Tamanrasset, the Southern Algerian part of the Sahara desert that covers much of North Africa. Their second album Temet is released by the same label as their successful debut – City Slang. Temet was self-produced in Paris, with the help of genre pioneers...
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