“They do as much with the space as with the noise. They can achieve a ‘desert blues’ mournful intensity, while at the same time they are nimble enough to hit a groove of such sprightly delicacy that you bob up and down in your own space, grinning, not wanting it to end.” - Terakaft live review from Electrowerkz: http://ow.ly/lWjOl
Terakaft: Wer Essinen (by Maryam Jibrilu)
“Terakaft at Elektrowerks, Islington. 29th May 2013”
“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…”
Get Kel Tamasheq on iTunes!
Terakaft featured on CACE Int’l TV’s Youtube channel! http://ow.ly/k7Anm (embedding disabled) Soon to be aired on the TV show.
The group plays several dates in the UK in May and June.
Kel Tamasheq is on iTunes.
Watch Terakaft’s full concert in Paris live à Fip!
…Q: Why did you choose to come to SXSW this year, and what does it mean for your band?
Diara: This is our first time at the festival, and actually our first time in the U.S. We know that music is important here, and that’s why we wanted to come. We are very excited to be a part of it. I actually dreamt of coming to Texas, many years ago, as a very young boy…
Q: What is the most memorable place in the world you have performed so far?
…And Diara (Liya Ag Ablil), a founding member of Tinariwen:
Check out Terakaft’s Kel Tamasheq on iTunes.