In 2006, Anana Harouna arrived in Brussels after a long exile and created a new band: Kel Assouf. Since then he explored various styles and formulas gathering musicians from African and European countries. The band recorded two albums with Igloo Records: two completely different stories, from tradition to deep rock.
With one foot in the desert and the other in Europe, Anana Harouna sings about Sahara, Niger and Brussels. The melodies and rhythms are directly inspired by Berber music, with strong basslines, penetrating voices and huge energy. His short sentences, laid on scales and rhythms from traditional Kel Tamasheq music, remind us of the concision of Japanese haiku.