Youssef is a 14-year-old student known around M’hamid as “LaGdeh”, is a percussion student at Joudour Sahara. He learned to play the traditional drum “tabal” of the Rokba music tradition belonging to the Daraoua people, and now also learns different African styles of percussion such as the djembe and derboka. He has already learned percussion parts to several songs from the famed Saharan group Tinariwen from Northern Mali.