‘Tuareg influences fuse with heavy rock guitars and keyboard solos in full-tilt songs about love, hypocrisy and exile’
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In 2006, Anana Harouna arrived in Brussels after a long exile and created a new band: Kel Assouf. Since then he explored various styles and formulas gathering musicians from African and European countries. The band recorded two albums with Igloo Records: two completely different stories, from tradition to deep rock.
With one foot in the desert and the other in Europe, Anana Harouna sings about Sahara, Niger and Brussels. The melodies and rhythms are directly inspired by Berber music. His short sentences, laid on scales and rhythms from traditional keltamasheq music, remind us the concision of Japanese haiku.
‘Tuareg influences fuse with heavy rock guitars and keyboard solos in full-tilt songs about love, hypocrisy and exile’ The Guardian
‘The new album is tragically beautiful, bringing together African grooves with a western inflection of heavy blues rock licks that is both forceful and hypnotising’. Stamp The Wax