Discovered by Chris Eckman of The Walkabouts fame, Tamikrest are a group of Tuareg musicians that came together around 2006.

Originating from the region near the city of Kidal, they represent a new generation of artists in the “desert blues” tradition.

Their third album, “Chatma” (“My Sisters”) is dedicated – in their own words – “to all the women who suffer in silence, far away from the eye of the television camera, wounded in their very flesh by the conflict.”

Recent music from Africa