Mississippi To Sahara / Faris
1. Oulhawen Win Tidit 2. Alwaq Semman 3. Assouf Id Nekmam 4. Imiskay Idjoleman 5. Aghregh Yallah 6. Inezdjam 7. Oulh Essayaq 8. Alkhoriya 9. War Toyed (Feat. Leo Welch) 10. Ma Ihan Iman Nagadem (Feat. Leo Welch)
Desert Blues was a term created by music journalists back in the 90s to describe the music of Ali Farka Toure, Tinariwen, and others. But American blues really does have its roots in West Africa, particularly the Sahel and Sahara regions. Amongst the originators of the blues are the Kel Tamasheq or Touareg people. On this album, Faris brings 10 rural delta blues songs back home to Africa, revisiting them in the guitar style known as assouf and showing how close the souls of these two worlds are to each other.