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Label: Secousse

Format: Book + 7"

Genre: Folk

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* A 7inch vinyl record by Terakaft, produced by Justin Adams (Robert Plant, Brian Eno, Tinariwen…) and a novel by Philippe Brix written in English and French * Welcome to the fascinating world of Terakaft, one of the most legendary bands from the acclaimed Desert Blues / Tuareg Rock scene that’s been nurturing in the Sahara desert for the last two decades.  A world made of light, dust, goats, tree shadows, gas, tea and fire.

A world where teenagers don’t dream of being footballers but guitarists like Ibrahim of Tinariwen, like Sanou of Terakaft, or like Ousmane of Tamikrest.  A world made of constant stuggles, of war zones, where getting a visa to tour is nearly impossible, where covering your face and head with tuareg turbans to face the desert winds will turn you into a potential islamist when boarding an airplane.  A world that Philipe Brix knows damn well: he’s been managing those guitar heroes for the last two decades. 'Jagwar' is his coming-of-age story, a tale of resilience, of doom, of family, of utmost tensions and unrivaled peace, the adventure of a life time. His journey will take you from the deepest deserts of Mali, Morocco and Mauritania to the biggest music festivals all accross Europe and America.

‘In the desert, the dry air carries sound with clarity’
Philippe Brix

“A Kalashnikov has thirty bullets in a magazine; once you’ve emptied it, it’s over. A guitar has no limits.”
Diara, Terakaft

Cat. number: SEC013
Year: 2022