Songs For Desert Refugees by Various

This benefit CD features electric guitar-based music from the Southern Sahara/Northern Mali regions. All the right names are here: Tinariwen, Tamikrest, Tartit and newcomer Bombino, with unreleased material.

It’s all good, but a fierce acoustic piece called ‘Blues du Desert (Part 1)’ from the Ibrahim Djo Experience and an incandescent 13-minute live slice of electric guitar alchemy from Bombino are mighty impressive.