Akh Issudar(Tapsit), the latest album from the Tuareg blues group Terakaft, is hitting stores across the world in the next few months. Sharing much with the famous group Tinariwen – including two guitarists – Terakaft’s vocal lines and electric guitar melodies will be instantly recognizable to fans of the genre, even if we can’t quite say what that genre is!
Unmistakably founded in the musical traditions of the region but undoubtedly modern in its instrumentation and execution, Terakaft’s songs reflect not only the sounds, but also the history and struggle, of the Tuareg people.
‘Akh Issudar’ was released in France last month, followed by releases in the UK and US in October, as well as a possible Japan release. The group will also be hitting festivals in France this July, followed by a visit to the UK and the Netherlands, and will be touring Europe this fall and winter from October to December.