Groupe Oyiwane – Tagot (from VA – Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara 2005)
I dig the new Group Doueh record, and it reminded me of my favorite (by far) of the Rough Guide series, the Sahara edition. It contains a handful of other southern Moroccan guitar groups like the Sublime Frequency superstars, as well as some great stuff from neighboring Mauritania and the rest of the Sahrawi territory region. These compilations are certainly very rough places to start, but that’s all you can really ask for when they are titled as such.
I just realized that my copy of Fata Morgana is missing, which makes me sad.