Rhissa Ag Ogham RIP

Rhissa Ag OghamI just learned that Rhissa Ag Ogham, one time guitarist  and singer with the Touareg group Terakaft, died in a car accident a week ago.   Apparently he was driving back to Tamanrasset from Libya with his father, who also died in the accident.  Rhissa toured Europe with Terakaft back in 2007 and 2008, and played on their debut album ‘Bismilla’ and on its follow up ‘Akh Issudar’.  Philippe Brix, Terakaft’s manager, told me that Rhissa had called him only a few weeks ago to say that he was interested in playing in the band again.  He was a good song-writer too, and his song ‘Aicha’ was covered by Tamikrest.  I remember Rhissa, a calm gentle soul, always smiling.   May the earth rest light upon him.

  2 comments for “Rhissa Ag Ogham RIP

  1. توندارت
    January 30, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    اللهم اغفر له وارحمه ، وتعازين للأسرة الفقيد. ونأمل من شباب توماست ان لاتذهب افكارهم سودا أي يجب علي الباقين مواصلت النضال من أجل توماست وإخراجها من العزلة الدولية. تعازين الأسرة الفقيد

  2. Guy Lankester
    February 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Very sorry to hear this. What tragic times. RIP Rhissa.

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