Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to Toumastine. I discovered this Band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I liked the atmosphere created by their music.
As soon as I pressed the play button and started listening to the beautiful songs proposed by this band, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Their compositional style brings with it the colors and the charm of the desert. Music that makes you feel free and makes you travel with your imagination.
I saw myself walking over those beautiful sand dunes on a full moon night when everything around you takes on that bluish color.
It feels like these guys have spent a lot of time in the rehearsal room to achieve such an enviable musical understanding.
The solos and musical arrangements of the guitars are fantastic and hypnotize you as a master does with his cobra.
The rhythm section is impeccable and the bass follows the ‘rhythmic designs’ of the drums like a shadow.
The vocal timbre of the singer is also beautiful and is capable to make you fall even more into this traditional but at the same time modern sound of this band.
A beautiful discovery that I recommend to everyone.
Assouf is Toumastine’s Album Out Now!
Photo by Noemi Monu
Unique and Magic!
Out of humble roots, Niamey based Toumastine began as a group of friends coming together from across many regions. The group released their first album Tahnafet in early 2018 and has not slowed down since.
Inspired by acts such as Bombino, Bob Marley and Tinariwen, Toumastine’s music remains rooted in tradition carrying the mesmerizing riffs of Tuareg music, while incorporating modern rock styles with more varied chord progressions.