Premiere: Terakaft – Itilla Ihene Dagh Aitma (To My Brothers)

Much like the phoenix arising from the ashes, and as languishing in its complexion, Terakaft’s new album was only made possible by the burnt soil of political unrest that has enveloped the golden paradise of Mali.

Pioneers of African desert rock, and former Tinariwen band members, the Tuareg band began as a part of a loose collective of originators championing a potent combination of deep Saharan rhythms, wailing chants and entrancing guitar grooves.

Released in May, Alone (Ténéré) is the fifth album from the group, channeling the troubled times of their homeland by marking out their Saharan sound as a vital contemporary heartbeat. Today we premiere our favourite track off the album, ‘Itilla Ihene Dagh Aitma (To My Brothers)’, standing on the ruins of their people’s dreams they sing to their brothers and sisters about true friendship, tolerance and peace.

Terakraft’s new album Alone (Ténéré) is out now via Outhere Records.

Watch a short documentary on the band below and catch Terakaft live in London on October 6th following their sold out show back in April. Tickets available via Soundcrash.

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