00:00 | Hailing from Mali the Tuareg band Terakaft (meaning "The Caravan") are regarded as the pioneers of desert rock. No other band from the desert is closer to Tinariwen than Terakaft.
Just before the international success story of Tinariwen started, Diara got stuck on his way to Bamako, a missed flight - and his place in Tinariwen was taken. Meanwhile Sanou had set up his own band Terakaft. Today Diara and Sanou are the backbone of Terakaft: the guardians of desert blues.
00:00 | Alli Farka Toure Band, the original orchestra of the last ALI FARKA TOURE (1939 - 2006) reunites it's lifetime companions, these musicians who toured around the world several times and with the child Niafunké.
Under the artistic direction and wizardry of 'Baroudi Allo' and the contribution of Ali Farka Toure's inheritor, 'Afel Boucum', the band revists the rich reportoire of the triple Grammy Awards Winner