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Terakaft (meaning “caravan” in Tamasheq) is a desert rock band featuring two former members of Tinariwen and specializing in the trance-like Desert Blues that combines centuries-old musical styles with psychedelic/folk electric guitars.
Terakaft is a genuine desert rock band, sculpted by the pure searing air and the endless rolling sands of the Sahara. The stark, harsh conditions of the desert have permeated their wild riffs. They are the perfect embodiment of all that is wild and free in desert blues today.
Terakaft is a perfect mix of two rhythm guitars (one keeping the beat effortlessly, the other soaring and sweet) and the deep tones of the bass, resembling the delicate but strong steps of a camel making its way through the desert. The heavy, pulsating heartbeat of the percussion holds everyone together and completes the sound.
Terakaft’s most recent CD, Aratan n Azawad, was produced in France. Lucid Culture called the release a desert blues classic.