We know every band has its own mithology, but few can tell a real story as heavy as the one experienced by Songhoy Blues. Forced to flee north Mali over Islam extremist groups violence, Garba Touré, Aliou Touré, Oumar Touré e Nathanael Dembelé met eachother in Mali’s capital, Bamako, where they regain the precious freedom to make music. The richness from Mali’s music with the best Anglo-Saxon influences results in a magnificent Desert Blues. Garba Touré, Songhoy Blues guitarist, reveal the influences: Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and, of course, the amazing Ali Farka Touré.
After the success of their debut record, “Music in Exile”, Songhoy Blues came back with blues, funk and rock & roll in the brand new “Résistance” and even dare to go further, adding hip hop and reggae to the recipe, making the party invitation even harder to decline, as heard in tracks like “Bamako” or “Yersi Yada”.