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Malian Desert Rockers Tamikrest Advocate for Unity and Diversity on 'Tamotaït'

Tamikrest's Tamotaït adds a welcome lyrical side to their brand of Saharan desert rock. The group advocate for both unity and diversity in wonderfully dulcet tones.

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Zun: Burial Sunrise

A desert rock triumph that exists somewhere between the waking and dreaming world.

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Sweat Lodge: Talismana

The Sword aren't the only Austin band capable of kicking up a little 4:20-friendly riffology

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Giant Sand: Blurry Blue Mountain

Twenty-five years after the first Giant Sand album, Howe Gelb's brand of ragged songplay and scorched intimacy continues to fray stylistic borders and suggest possibilities for the alt. country genre he helped spawn.

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Group Bombino: Guitars from Agadez Vol. 2

Bombino's sonic legacy is an urgent reminder of unfinished work in both the musical and political spheres. It's also further evidence of the excitement of the transnational Tuareg music scene.

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Group Doueh: Treeg Salaam

Doueh's music blends Sahrawi (Saharan) songs in the Hassania language with distorted electric guitar that alternates, in true Hendrix style, between infectious riffing and exploratory soloing.

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