Formed 2008.


Tamikrest (Tamashek for junction, alliance, the future) is a group of musicians who belong to the Tuareg people. The band was founded in 2006. They mix traditional African music with Western rock and pop influences and sing in Tamashek. Main songwriter and leader of the band is Ousmane Ag Mossa.

Their music is characterized by electric guitars and vocals, youyous, bass, drums, djembé and other percussion instruments.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Toumastin

    Toumastin 2011

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    A varied and polished second set coming 14 months after their debut.
  2. Review of Adagh

    Adagh 2010

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Follows Tinarwen’s distinguished tracks through the Saharan sands.
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