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"Future Tuareg music from the female led avant-rock group Les Filles De Illighadad. Blending traditional percussion with electric guitars, Les Filles bring ancient village folk music into the modern era. Drawing on traditional Tende music, the forgotten inspiration of ...
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SS-044 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Afous D'Afous is a 6-piece Tuareg-rock outfit from Southern Algeria. Their independent album features classic rock aesthetics, soulful ballads and polished uptempo driving electric guitar rhythms. There's a myriad of global influences ranging from pitch bending North ...
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SS-042 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Music for desert picnics! Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar delves into his more sensitive side with a minimal studio recording of dreamy ballads. Thumping calabash, droning guitars and vocal overdubs evoke an imagined desert soundscape. All instruments and vocals are ...
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SS-043 | SAHEL SOUNDS

V.A. - AGRIM AGADEZ (LP)

"'MUSIQUE GUITARE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE DU NIGER' - Contemporary field recordings from the Sahelian empire of Niger. Focusing on guitar music throughout the country, from meditative starlight ballads, fuzzy Hendrix covers, rag tag wedding bands, to political minded folk ...
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SS38 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Recorded in Fouta Toro, a fishing village in Northern Senegal, this LP offers dreamy, improvised instrumentals with an ever present backdrop of children's voices culminating in a clapping and stomping rhythm section. Featuring acoustic guitar and hoddu, the material ...
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SS33 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Instrumental synth and lute from the Sahara desert. Playful electronic drums combine with gothic tinged organ freakouts and quivering electric "banjo" to create an anachronistic trance music. Griot Jeich Ould Badu, playing a lute with built in phasers and pre-amps, and ...
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SS39 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania! Overloaded by microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms, this is a documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. ...
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SS-027 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"These sublime recordings from rural Niger present two very different sides of Tuareg music: dreamy ishumar acoustic guitar sessions and the hypnotic polyphonic style that inspired it. Guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and vocalist Alamnou Akrouni lead their collective that's ...
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SAHELSOUNDS033 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Future beats from rapper/producer Luka, one of the freshest talent of Bamako's hip hop scene. Rapid fire raps over blinged out baliphone and shocking synths. Drawing on expansive Malian tradition, reimagined into decale infused dance and Sahelian club bangers. ...
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SSC-016 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Lush studio compositions with rolling rhythms and wistful melodies from Northern Mali's standout Tuareg guitar band. Disrupted by political conflict in the Sahara, this album was years in the making. The soulful call and response traditions in a charged reclamation to ...
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SAHELSOUNDS031 | SAHEL SOUNDS

HAMA - TORODI (LP)

"Futuristic synthesizer interpretations of Tuareg folklore. Pulsing keys, pitch bends, and crashing drum loops combine in a singular sound from underground Niamey based composer Hama. Eclectic convergence of Maghrebi pop, Tuareg guitar, and Detroit techno, transmitting ...
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SAHELSOUNDS025 | SAHEL SOUNDS

"Tuareg rock from Niger's singer-songwriter Mdou Moctar. Tales of anguished love and broken hearts, plus some well known classics. Famous for his autotuned studio sessions popular on West African cellphones, here Mdou performs live. Recorded on location in Niger, ...
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SAHELSOUNDS017 | SAHEL SOUNDS