| 2005 to present|
World Music Network
Genre type unspecified
| Afro-beat / Blues / Roots Music / African Music|
World Music Network/Riverboat Records
The Sahara Sessions, Desert Crossroads, Tarkat Tajje, Introducing Etran Finatawa
Bagui Bouga, Bammo Agonla, Mamane Tankari, Alhousseini Mohammed Anivolla, Goumar Abdoul Jamil
Alhousseini Anivolla, Tartit, Terakaft, Toumast, Tamikrest
Introducing Etran Finatawa (2006)
Desert Crossroads (2008)
Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go (2010)
The Sahara Sessions (2013)
Etran Finatawa is a Niger-based band, formed in 2004 during the Festival au Désert near Timbuktu, Mali. The music of Etran Finatawa blends the traditional music of the Wodaabe and Tuareg people with western instruments such as the electric guitar.
Since 2005 they have toured extensively in Europe, the United States, Canada and Australia. In 2007, their debut album Introducing Etran Finatawa (2006) was nominated for a BBC Radio Award for World Music. They released their follow-up, Desert Crossroads, in 2008, and in 2010 released Tarkat Tajje/Let's Go. In 2013, the band released their fourth album, "The Sahara Sessions".
The name of the band means "the stars of tradition".
The Rough Guide to Desert Blues (2010, World Music Network)
The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2013, World Music Network)
MatinfaThe Sahara Sessions · 2013Etran Finatawa Wikipedia
SurbajoIntroducing Etran Finatawa · 2006
HeemeIntroducing Etran Finatawa · 2006