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Wau Wau Collective: An unclassifiable union
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Wau Wau Collective: An unclassifiable union

The outcome of an encounter between the Swedish musician-producer Karl Jonas Winqvist and musicians from the Toubab Dialaw village in Senegal, this collective recording, which evolved through jam sessions and WhatsApp exchanges, represents a strange vessel that traverses the Mediterranean soundscape. Read PAM’s full interview.

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 […]

Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou, a symbol of the Tuareg rebellion
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Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou, a symbol of the Tuareg rebellion

Sahel Sounds will release Anou Malane, an album considered as one of the first studio albums of Tuareg music recorded during a politically charged period. Produced in Benin in 1995, Anou Malane is one of the first studio […]

7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: electro-organik sounds from Bamako, Raashan Ahmad’s shining eclectism, Flying Lotus’ great comeback, and more… Luka Production Falaw Luka Productions is Luka Guindo, rapper, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. Luka’s new album Falaw is […]

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 […]

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Mdou Moctar: from Sahara to the world
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Mdou Moctar: from Sahara to the world

The forthcoming album on Sahel Sounds pushes the boundaries of tuareg music, in between future and past. Born in a small village in central Niger in a remote region steeped in religious tradition, Mahamadou “Mdou Moctar” […]