Tamikrest (desert blues/rock from Mali) will perform for the first time in Bucharest – October 13 at Control Club.
Founded in 2006 in Kidal, Mali, Tamikrest (meaning junction, connection in Tamasheq language) is a group of musicians coming from different horizons (Mali, Niger, Algeria and France). Their music is a tribute to the Touareg identity, spiced up with modern rock influences. Lyrics are about the never-ending longing for a free world. Through the message of their songs, Tamikrest want to make Tamasheq poetry and culture accessible to inhabitants of a world larger than the immensity of the Saharian desert: “A desert hosts us, a language unites us, a culture binds us.”
Their latest studio album, Tamotaït (Glitterbeat Records, 2020), a vivid, irrepressible rock and roll statement, finds the band not only turning up the volume, but also sharpening their meditative atmospherics and ruminations on the state of the Sahara and the world beyond. Features acclaimed Moroccan singer Hindi Zahra and a track cut with Japanese traditional musicians.
“Desert-blues for fans of Can and Pink Floyd to sink their teeth into.” – MOJO
Tamikrest – live at Ancienne Belgique : https://youtu.be/19hbkw0Xdps
Tamikrest – Tisnant an Chatma : https://youtu.be/19hbkw0Xdps