I had been looking forward to seeing Tamikrest in concert in London next week, and then I learned yesterday that they have had to cancel because the Home Office won't give them work visas. This is the third time this has happened to concerts I had tickets for in recent years, and on each occasion it was African performers who were affected - not a coincidence, I fear.
As a slight consolation for me, and a treat for the rest of you, here are a couple of tracks from the mighty Tuareg masters.
"Tamiditin" - Tamikrest
"Imanin Bas Zihoun" - Tamikrest