A variety of music heritages came together on Assarouf, the 1997 collaborative album by Steve Shehan and Baly Mebarek Othmani. The collaboration represented from Shehan’s Cherokee and Irish history to Othmani’s ancestral origins in nomadic Tuarege. Shehan, who talks a minimum of 14 dialects and takes on over 500 percussion devices, in addition to flamenco and jazz acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass and piano, is most beneficial referred to as the maker or co-producer greater than 200 albums including recordings by Brian Eno, the Gypsy Kings, Vangelis and Herbie Hancock. Algeria-born Othmani, who takes on the oud, sings within the ancient vocabulary of Tamachek. Collectively, the duo produced a audio that fused their varied backgrounds.