I 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.