LARKSPURS, DEEJAY SMITE, "RHYTHM, ROOTS & WORLD CONCERT SERIES"
1019 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ, 85014
This event is 21 and over
Terakaft, from the North of Mali, is a desert rock outfit in the same mold as internationally-renowned Tinariwen, and the stark, harsh conditions of the Sahara have permeated its wild and free riffs.
The band was formed in 2001 with a line-up that included two former members of Tinariwen. Terakaft features two rhythm guitars, one keeping the beat effortlessly, the other soaring and sweet, the deep tones of a bass that suggests the delicate but strong steps of a camel, and a heartbeat of percussion that holds everyone together. The grooves they carve are so deep that if you fall in you may never come out again – or want to.
Terakaft's fourth album Aratan n Azawad (2010) is on the World Village label, and distributed throughout the world by Harmonia Mundi.
$10 advanced - $12 at the door