It’s been more than 10 years since Tamikrest came together, and were discovered by Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts fame. Now, they are among Sahel’s most acclaimed and inspiring groups, and they maintain an above-average quality of their “desert blues”.

Originating from the region near the city of Kidal in northern Mali, they recently returned to the their community to record a new album called, simply, “Kidal”.

It seems coming back to their roots has somehow invigorated the members of Tamikrest, since for the first time their famous melancholy seems to surrender to joy, at least in some songs – with “Wainan Adobat” being a prime example.


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