Here is a little something for fans of Tinariwen, Etram Finatawa, Mariem Hassan and other Saharan superstars. Atri N'Assouf - which means "The Star of the Desert" - is a newish group from Niger that released its first album, "Akal", last year. And very good it is too, as these tracks will demonstrate.
"Talamt" - Atri N'Assouf
"Eghaf" - Atri N'Assouf
Here are the lads and lasses in action.