Group Doueh came into being in Dakhla, a city in the Western Sahara. A fan of James Brown and Jimi Hendrix, the band's leader, Baamar Salmou, known as Doueh, learned to play guitar and tinidit - a four-stringed lute. Along with his wife and son, a friend and, from time to time, various percussionists, he played at weddings and private parties. These performances were recorded on cassette and sold in the shop run by Salmou. As a result of a deal with Sublime Frequencies, the group became known beyond the African continent. First issued on vinyl, Guitar Music from the Western Sahara (2007) is a collection of previously released material. Treeg Salaam was released in 2009, with a similar lo-fi approach. Zayna Jumma came out two years later.