Starting from Agadez, Azawad then World, tuareg music has grown with Tinariwen and it now lives with EZZA.
Standing out of previous famous tuareg bands, the power trio EZZA transforms tuareg music and leads it from the usual path, blending, without any concessions, modern rock sounds, African pulse, rhythmic trances and relentless grooves. EZZA’s desert blues-rock, rebellion-fueled rhythms and soul-stirring melodies produce a more contemporary sound than previously associated with Saharan music.
Led by Omar Adam Goumour, EZZA take a rightful place in the desert-rock pantheon, a neat, propulsive outfit supplying a depth of groove that’s impressive for just a three-piece. Omar is a charismatic leader, his warm, soulful vocals accompanied by some beautifully liquid guitar lines.
All the necessary component parts are there. Desert sounds to stir your soul…
to be found at this year’s Knockengorroch.