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ARTIST
TITLE
Aratan N Azawad
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WORLD 479052 WORLD 479052
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
6/13/2011

"Formed in 2001, the Malian group Terakaft (whose name is Tamashek for 'caravan') affirms its reputation as a genuine desert blues-rock band in this, its hypnotic third album. With their swirling guitar riffs, subterranean bass and shattering percussion, these blue bloods of the Sahara mine the legacy of master guitarists John Cipollina and Jimi Hendrix. The stark, harsh conditions of the desert permeate their wild riffs, and they are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today. Terakaft was formed in 2001 with a line-up that included two former members of Tinariwen. The band features a perfect mix of two rhythm guitars (one keeping the beat effortlessly, the other soaring and sweet) and the deep, heartbeat tones of the bass, resembling the delicate but strong steps of a camel making its way through the desert."