June 4, 2011 12:47 am
Aratan N Azawad
In the 1960s, the Beatles, Stones and Who joined in a constant competitive three-way dialogue.
Similarly, Touaregs jostle to claim the crown of Tinariwen: a few weeks ago Tamikrest took a shot, and now Terakaft stake their claim with a set of songs about drought and fratricidal strife. Especially on ‘Talikoba’, their sound is clean and bright, letting the springy rhythms bounce out clearly.
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