Rising Tuareg Band Terakaft to Perform in London on May 29

Terakaft - Photo by Yvonnick Jolly
Terakaft – Photo by Yvonnick Jolly
Terakaft, one of the rising stars in Tuareg music will bring their desert blues sound to Electrowerkz in London on May 29,2013.

Comprised of two original members of Tinariwen, the band was formed in 2001 in Kidal (Mali). This Tuareg desert rock band uses droning guitars, pulsating rhythms, and powerful, mournful vocals. Terakaft means ‘Caravan’ in their mother tongue and they tell tales of a nomadic people, of families displaced, of violence, loss, sadness and defiance.

Terakaft’s discography includes released “Aratan n Azawad” in March 2011 by World Village.

Line-up: Liya Ag Ablil (aka Diara) on guitars, vocals; Sanou Ag Ahmed on guitars, vocals; Abdallah Ag Ahmed on bass, guitar, vocals; and Mathias Vaguenez on percussion

The band’s discography includes Bismilla, the Bko Sessions (Tapsit, 2007), Akh Issudar (Tapsit, 2008)
Terakaft Live 2008 (Reaktion, 2009), Aratan n Azawad (World Village, 2010) and Kel Tamasheq (World Village, 2012)

29 May 2013 / 7pm – 11pm at Electrowerkz (behind Angel tube)

Buy the albums in Europe: Bismilla – the Bko Sessions, Akh Issudar, Aratan n Azawad and Kel Tamasheq

Buy the albums in North America: Akh Issudar, Terakaft Live 2008, Aratan n Azawad and Kel Tamasheq

Author: World Music Central News Department

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