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Sahel Sounds invites Amaria Hamadahler on their ephemeral EP series via WhatsApp
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Sahel Sounds invites Amaria Hamadahler on their ephemeral EP series via WhatsApp

For the year of 2020, Sahel Sounds presents “Music from Saharan WhatsApp.” Every month, the label release an EP from a musical group in the Sahel recorded on a cellphone, transmitted over WhatsApp, and uploaded to Bandcamp, where it will live for one month only.

Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform
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Sahel Sounds launched a series of EP via the WhatsApp platform

Throughout the year 2020, the label Sahel Sounds will roll out the Music from Saharan WhatsApp series, to the rhythm of one EP per month, recorded on a cellphone. Interview with Christopher Kirkley, instigator of […]

Sahel Sounds is back with Luka Productions’ electro-organic Manding album
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Sahel Sounds is back with Luka Productions' electro‑organic Manding album

Bamako-based producer Luka is one of the most innovative and prolific producers of the country, with his unique blend of traditional West African music and electronic sounds. Following Fasokan, released in 2017 on Sahel Sounds, Falaw is a shift in Luka […]

Sahel Sounds: adventures in the desert, beyond the exotic mirages
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Sahel Sounds: adventures in the desert, beyond the exotic mirages

Western travelers are fewer and fewer in Sahel today. Especially when it comes to record music. This is exactly the moment Chris Kirkley chose to explore this territory through his label Sahel Sounds, a collective […]

Parisian duo Duoud echoes the Oud with electronic sounds
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Parisian duo Duoud echoes the Oud with electronic sounds

Their new EP Get Sexy Get Mad to be released on Comet Records puts the spotlight on this North African string instrument. Consisting of Mehdi Haddab and Jean-Pierre Smadja aka Smadj, the pair built themselves a musical cycle […]

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Mdou Moctar releases documentary focusing on his album, Afrique Victime
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Mdou Moctar releases documentary focusing on his album, Afrique Victime

The Tuareg guitarist takes us behind the scenes of his album in a 10-minute short film, shot in Niger.  Afrique Victime, by Mdou Moctar, has been one of the defining albums of the year so […]

8 albums you should listen to this week
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8 albums you should listen to this week

Made In Lagos Deluxe Wizkid The undisputed star of Afrobeats returns with a deluxe version of Made In Lagos, his fourth album released in 2020 and considered an instant classic. The project marked a sensual […]

9 albums you should listen to this week
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9 albums you should listen to this week

Les Filles de Illighadad at Pioneer Works Les Filles De Illighadad The Niger band has released a live album, recorded long before the health crisis. Les Filles de Illighadad have helped spread Tuareg blues around […]