Etran de L’Aïr
Within the circuit of wedding bands from « urban guitar town » Agadez, the family collective Etran de L’Aïr are probably the best known, yet they are also an ensemble that has remained for 20 years now on the fringes of success. Unique amongst their Tuareg peers, Etran play music that represents the multi-ethnicities of contemporary Niger. They incorporate desert blues, mande music, and even soukouss into their guitar-based compositions. After their debut in 2018, Sahel Sounds are about to release their second album this year.