Terakaft: Aratan N Azawad
Label: World Village
Abdallah, bass, vocals; Diara, rhythm guitar, vocals; Jean-Louis Livenais, additional guitar; Mathias Vaguenez, drums; Sanou, lead guitar, lead vocals
Alghalem / Talikoba / Aratan N Azawad / Aman Wi Kawalnen / Ahod / Idiya Idohena / Amazzagh / Ahabib / Akoz Imgharen / Wer Essinen / Kek Amidi Nin / Hegh Ténéré
Formed in 2001, the Malian group Terakaft (whose name is Tamashek for "caravan") affirms its reputation as a genuine desert rock band in this hypnotic third album. With their swirling guitar riffs, subterranean bass and shattering percussion, these blue bloods of the Sahara mine the legacy of John Cipollina and Jimi Hendrix.