Sahel Sounds Shop – Vinyl


You can buy Sahel Sounds records here, or via your local record store. Orders go out within the week. Shipping starts around $5 domestically per LP (details on Paypal page). If you’re a store and are ordering in bulk, please contact me about wholesale prices. Please note that international orders go up significantly after 5 or 6 records, and shipping may be more. We do not send shipping confirmation. If you would like a tracking number, please contact us. Digital downloads are available of all the releases at sahelsounds.bandcamp.com Thanks for your support!


¡Un Saludo! Mexican Soundsystem Cumbia in LA
(Songs from Home / Dutty Artz)
SFH-02 / DA-40

First ever vinyl compilation of cumbia sonidera! Exuberant, hi-energy productions with laser drops, shout outs, and crashing percussion. From classic accordion covers, reverb drenched Andean harp, to futuristic synthed out ballads, cumbia sonidera has emerged as popular folk music, bridging the analogue and digital worlds. Selected from the Discos Barba Azul label, the compilation highlights the musical link between Los Angeles and Mexico. Co-release from Dutty Artz and Songs from Home. Old school offset covers, limited to 500.

$15 LP + S/H


A Story of Sahel Sounds OST
(Treibender Teppich Records)

Soundtrack for “A Story of Sahel Sounds.” Recorded during the filming of the documentary, the soundtrack features various musicians from the label, including Azna de L’Ader, Mamman Sani, Mdou Moctar, and Les Filles de Illighadad. From the sublime impromptu jam sessions in Agadez to raucous live concert recordings in Berlin, a behind the scenes record of field recordings from around the world.

$15 LP + S/H


Gao Rap – Hip Hop from Northern Mali
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-041

Blissed out electronic Hip Hop from the Sahara. Gao’s hyper localized genre reinterprets Western Hip Hop into a sounds unlike anything else in the world. Autotune, melodic synth, and PC-based beats combine in abstract home studio experiments. Droning takamba meets Hausa synth pop, with a healthy dose of Ragga. Obscure music that thrives on the local MP3 trade, this compilation highlights some of the most ambitious recordings of the past 10 years. Limited to 500.

$15 LP + S/H


Mamman Sani Abdoulaye – Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-030

Experimentation in early electronic music in the Sahara from the singular Mamman Sani. Dreamy organs and droning melodies reinterpret ancient folk tradition into sublime fantastical soundscape. Never before released recordings from the very beginning – unreleased tracks from his first album, recordings of a short lived trio, and a cover of an American folk ballad. Limited to 500 copies, handmade covers.

$15 LP + S/H


FASOKANLuka Productions – Fasokan
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-040

New age music from West Africa. Lush and hypnotic dreamscapes combine traditional instrumentation with sweeping electronics, field recordings, and soothing affirmations. Bamako based composer Luka Productions delves into avant-griot, transforming ancient music into the 21st century. The songs are meditative and sage, as voices guide the listener through ways of living, from the village life to the modern world. Inspired from early electronic music, library records, and new age, this is easily one of the most left field recordings to ever come out of Mali. In Bambara. Limited to 500.

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Agrim AgadezAgrim Agadez – Musique Guitare de la République du Niger
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-038

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 guitarists. A beautiful encapsulation of the diversity of guitar as it exists today, documented over years of travels. Recorded live with a singe microphone, with backdrop of children’s voices, crickets, and village ambience. A follow up to Laila Je T’Aime and Ishilan n-Tenere. With 16 page full color liner notes.

$12 LP + S/H


TOP WZNJeich Ould Badu and Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla – Top WZN
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-039
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. Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. These are two of the genres biggest stars: griot Jeich Ould Badu, playing a hacked traditional lute with built in phasers and pre-amps, and synth wizard Ahmedou Ahmed Lewla, on an Arabic scaled pitch bending keyboard. Hypnotic and infectious, transporting Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara. Originally released on cassette, this is the first international release ever of the celebrated regional genre. Vinyl edition of 500 with handmade covers.

$15 LP + S/H


Waande KaddeAmadou Binta Konté and Tidiane Thiam – Waande Kadde
(Sahel Sounds/Songs from Home)
SS-036 / SFH-01

Dreamy instrumentals from Fouta Toro. Improvisational session of acoustic guitar and hoddu, drawing on regional folklore, ancient praise songs and epic ballads. Recorded in a fishing village in Northern Senegal, with an ever present backdrop of children’s voices culminating in a clapping and stomping rhythm section. Debut release on Sahel Sounds & Mississippi Records new international imprint “Songs from Home.” Limited edition LP of 500 with offset printed covers.

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Akounak DVDAkounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai DVD
(Sahel Sounds/L’improbable/Tenere Films)
SS-028DVD

The first ever Tuareg language fictional film, based on the legendary rock-u-drama “Purple Rain,” Akounak or “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it” explores the world of a musician trying to succeed in the raucous subculture of the Niger guitar scene. The protagonist, real life musician Mdou Moctar, must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, endure the trials of love, and overcome his biggest rival – himself. Carried by stunning musical performances from Mdou, the film is a window into modern day Tuareg guitar and an experiment in participatory ethnographic filmmaking. In Tamashek with English and French subtitles; 75 minutes, all region DVD, NTSC format. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Trailer here.

$10 LP + S/H


Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-028

Rocking soundtrack recording from “Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it,” a revolutionary story of guitars, motorcycles, cellphones – and the music of a new generation. Original compositions from Mdou Moctar from the film about his rise to fame in the city of Agadez. From the raucous heavy psychedelic to the beautiful pentatonic sublime. Includes original compositions and reverb heavy intermission film score.

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This is Kologo Power!
(Sahel Sounds / Makkum Records / Red Wig)
SS-037

Hi energy Ghanian contemporary “Kologo” music, the West African two stringed banjo. Stripped down studio recordings push the two stringed lute into expansive territories of dance floor worthy bangers. Cousin to delta blues, in both forceful style and strong social messages, sung in Frafra and pidgin English. Recorded in local studios in Ghana and Amsterdam, and produced by King Ayisoba. Limited 500 edition North American pressing.

$15 LP + S/H


Afous d’Afous – Tarhanine Tegla 7″
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-035

One of the biggest songs of contemporary Saharan music gets its first official release. Kader Tarhanine’s title track is a blissful love song with electric guitar and drum machine combo. The breakout hit placed Algeria’s Group Afous d’Afous as undisputed stars of Tuareg guitar at home, yet they remain unknown outside of the Sahara. The autotuned Maghreb influenced Tarhanam Toussassi on the flip.

$7 + S/H


Azna de L’Ader – Zabaya
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-034

Archival recordings from Niger’s seminal pscyh-rock outfit, Azna de L’Ader. Intense shrieking solos, fuzzed out guitar, and hypnotic crashing drums. Equal parts Western rock and Bori possession music, West Africa’s answer to Zamrock. Playing in their home country for 40 years, but living in a remote region, this is the first ever official release.

$12 LP + S/H


Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni – Les Filles de Illighadad
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-033

Sublime recordings from rural Niger. Two very different sides of Tuareg music – dreamy ishumar acoustic guitar sessions, and the hypnotic polyphonic tende that inspires it. Guitarist Fatou Seidi Ghali and vocalist Alamnou Akrouni lead their collective, named after the village. Recorded in the open air studio of the desert.

$12 LP + S/H


Amanar – Tumastin
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-031

Lush studio compositions with rolling rhythms and wistful melodies from Northern Mali’s standout Tuareg guitar band. Disrupted by political conflict in the Sahara, Amanar’s follow up is years in the making. Soulful call and response in a charged reclamation to the origins of Tuareg guitar: messages to a people divided. Songs about change, nostalgia, and hope from Mali’s band-in-exile.

$12 LP + S/H


Mdou Moctar – Afelan
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-017

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, electrifying, distorted and blown out guitar balances with sweet melodies of Saharan folk.

$12 LP + S/H


Luka Productions – Mali Kady
(Sahel Sounds)
SSC-016

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 décalé infused dance and Sahelian club bangers. Featuring a host of guest MCs, a sampling of Bamako’s finest. Cassette limited to 250.

$5 CASSETTE + S/H


Pheno S. – Kani
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-019

Featured on the Music from Saharan Cellphones compilation, Pheno S. gets his own long awaited full length. Autotuned raps, pitch bending soft synths, and glitchy beats combine in spaced out anthems. Choice MP3s of homemade electronic Hip Hop from the BasedGod of the Sahel. Glossy cover designed by photoshop genius Prinsco Fatal Bass. Limited to 500.

$15 LP


Nouakchott Wedding Songs
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-027

Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of microtonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable polyrhythms. Documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. This is desert music as it’s performed – loud and unfiltered. Comes with 12 page full color booklet. Limited to 1000.

$12 LP + S/H


Hama – Imidiwan N’Assouf/Krucial Kuts Dub
(Sahel Sounds / Boomarmnation)
SS-032

Boomarm Nation and Sahel Sounds join forces yet again with this mighty sound-system mix of Tuareg synth maestro Hama’s smash hit “Imidiwan N’assouf.” A follow up to his stellar 2015 LP for Sahel Sounds, this single was recorded in Niamey, Niger and mixed at Boomarm Nation HQ in Portland, Oregon. Featuring a blissfully dubbed out version on the B-Side by Boomarm’s Krucial Kuts (aka El Mahdy Jr. and Gulls). Released in a limited run of 10″ vinyl housed in hand stamped recycled jackets, 550 copies for the world.

$10 EP + S/H


Music from Saharan Cellphones: Volume 1 LP
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-003

A compilation of the most popular music circulating the Sahara desert on the unofficial network of cellphones — where mp3s are stored, played, and traded in very literal peer to peer bluetooth transfers. The contemporary West African sound from the new school of DIY production with little or no commercial release outside of their locales, from spaced out Tuareg Autotune, Ivorian Club Jams, Mauritanian Synth, and Malian Hip Hop electro. Collected from memory cards by and released on cassette, the vinyl comes after a years plus of tracking down the composers.

$12 + S/H


Music from Saharan Cellphones: Volume 2 LP
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-012

Contemporary pop music from the Sahara desert, where songs are stored on cellphones. Collected in Northern Mali in 2010 (since taken over by extremists who’ve banned music on cellphones) the second volume expands into new sonic territory – from dreamy Niger guitar ballads, Bamako club juke, and hi energy Moroccan child Raï – with a focus on the Autotuned DIY creations circulating the desert.

$12 + S/H


Tisdass – Yamedan
(Sahel Sounds)
SSC-015

Self produced album from Niger Tuareg rock outfit TisDass. Looping electric guitar and thumping two chord rhythms. Led by singer songwriter Kildjate Moussa Albadé, former bassist for Group Bombino, his solo project draws on his vast repertoire of influences, inspired from his years on the road. Covers and some original compositions, paying homage to desert origins of assouf music, while ushering in an a new global sound. Limited edition of 250.

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Alkibar Gignor – La Paix LP
(Sahelsounds / Mississippi)
SS-007 / MRP-014

A rock n’ roll LP from Mali! The first ever US release of music from one of Mali’s most beloved underground garage rock bands. Lo-fi crunchy rock riff workouts sit side by side with beautiful acoustic performances. A truly unique LP—some elements of American classic rock, some African soul music and even a somewhat punk vibe all fuse to create a sound not often heard in the Western hemisphere. Comes with a foldout poster and press sheet. A co-release with Mississippi Records.

$12 LP + S/H


Uchronia: Field Recordings from Alternate Realities
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-000

Ethnographic documentation of a fictional Bamako where Abubakari II discovered America. Musical recordings of future manding, bamako nu-wave, hip hop visionaries, and the sounds of an imagined geography. Includes 60 page booklet of photographs. Collaboration between photographer Maciek Pozoga and musicologist Christopher Kirkley, and Bamako’s prominent artists, ethnologists, futurists, musicians, and designers. Soundtrack for the exhibition “Uchronia : The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality.”

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Abba Gargando – S/T
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-029

Low-fi Tuareg guitar from renowned Timbouctou musician Abba Gargando. Original compositions and folklore classics from hypnotic electrified weddings to quiet fireside recordings in the refugee camps. Collected and recorded on cellphones, sparse recordings in the medium where he is best known. Limited edition of 500 with handmade covers.

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DJ Sandji – 100% Balani Show
(Sahel Sounds)
SSC-014

Mixtape from Bamako’s Balani Show innovator, DJ Sandji. Bassy balafon cutups and decale rhythms from Mali’s street party scene, with added drums from the on the fly remixes with sampler.

$5 + S/H


Supreme Talent Show – Danbe
(Sahel Sounds)
SSC-013

High energy beats from kings of Bamako sound system street party scene, Supreme Talent Show. Cut up samples of traditional Baliphones, frenetic Djembes, and rapid fire talking drum, spliced together into heavy studio tracks. Future bass sounds in Malian mix of kuduro, decale, dancehall, and trap. Featured on the Balani Show compilation, this is the first official release. Cover design by Prinsco. Limited Edition cassette of 250.

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Mdou Moctar – Anar
(Sahel Sounds)
SSC-012

Cassette version of Mdou Moctar’s spaced out Tuareg autotune album produced in Nigeria. Limited to 250.

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Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud – Isswat
(Sahel Sounds / Mississippi)
SS-026

Tuareg drone recordings from Azawad region of the Sahara desert. Music of nostalgia, longing, and revolutionaries, sung by Fadimoutou Wallet Inamoud in her debut recording, a local production from 2008. Sparse rhythms and hand claps punctuate the meditative hypnosis, accompanied by a the signature vocal drone of her group. Lyric translations insert, some of the first ever translated isswat. Comes in beautiful printed and hand glued covers. Edition of 500.

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Mamman Sani Abdoulaye – Vol. No. 1
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-011C

Cassette reproduction of Mamman Sani Abdoulaye’s first cassette – vinyl version known as “La Musique Electronique du Niger”.

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Hama – Torodi
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-025

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 Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century. Limited edition of 500 with screenprinted covers. Repress edition with printed covers.

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Mdou Moctar – Anar
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-024

Spaced out autotune from Niger. Tuareg guitar accompanied with loping drum machines and vocal plug ins, interpreted via the filter of Bollywood influenced Hausa pop. Mdou Moctar’s debut studio recording from 2008 was never officially released but widely distributed via the cellphone file sharing networks of the Sahara. A monumental record sonically, but also as one of the first modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar. Limited edition of 300.

**NOTE: We’re charging a bit more on this record to recoup an outrageous car bill of $3000 for our debut Europe tour. Sorry, and please be wary of renting from Sixt rental car – please feel free to email them at info@sixt.dk with a message in support of Mdou and the Sahel Sounds crew**

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Mamman Sani – Taaritt
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-023

Cosmic synth from Niger’s Mamman Sani. Polyphonic analog synthesizers and drum machines interpret ancient Saharan folk ballads in an imagined science fiction future. A proposed relaxation guide, sonically lying somewhere between ambient library music and minimal wave. Recorded in Niger and France in the late 1980s and never before released.

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Mamelon – Balani Show 7″
(Sahel Sounds / Boomarmnation)
SS-022

Introducing the heavyweight sounds of Mamelon with their hit “Koumba Fri Fri” or “the head dance.” Mamelon are a young Balani Show outfit from Mali, bringing an insanely heavy djembe/electro soundclash, out of this world sound. Backed with a slowed down stormy 808 refix by Boomarm Nation’s Gulls.

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Various – Balani Show Super Hits
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-021

Compilation of modern electro music from Mali. High energy jams from “Balani Show” sound systems. A collage of cut up balafons and djembes over Kuduro and Coupé Decalé rhythms – interspersed with a vast libraries of sampled, bells, whistles, and roars. Heavy dance tracks from some of the top names in Balani Show, from old school originators to bedroom dj innovators, a sampling of a music with over a decade of hits.

$10 LP + S/H


Mammane Sani et Son Orgue - La Musique Electronic du NigerMammane Sani et Son Orgue – La Musique Électronique du Niger LP
(Sahel Sounds / Mississippi)
SS-011 / MRP-034

Mamman Sani Abdullaye is a legendary name in Niger’s avant garde. A pioneer of early West African electronic music, for over 30 years his instrumentals have filled the airwaves. The instrumental background drones of radio broadcasts and instrumental segueways of TV intermissions borrow heavily from his repertoire. The dreamy organ instrumentals drifts by sans comment, yet are known to all. Limited pressing of 500, hand-made covers Third pressing with printed covers of 1000, reissue of his 1978 cassette. Co-release with Mississippi.

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Super Onze - GaoSuper Onze – Gao LP
(Sahel Sounds)
SS-020

Electrified sessions of takamba, the ghostly drone from Northern Mali. Staccato calabash percussion carry shredding traditional guitar. Improvised praise for Yehia the holy man by masters Super Onze, recorded in the early 90s. Distortion and fuzz from pickups and tape hiss reveal the soundscape of the Northern dusty villages – where takamba blares from radios, boomboxes, and old cassette tapes. First ever Super Onze vinyl release, limited 500 copies with screenprinted covers.

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Amanar/Celestino – Tenere/Kidal
(Sahel Sounds / Love All Day)
SS-018 / LAD-006

Split 7″ single from Sahel Sounds and Love All Day. Features the Northern Malian Amanar with their desert ballad ‘Tenere’ along with ‘Kidal’ by Pacific Northwest-based artist Celestino, who holds the Amanar track in suspension, filtering it through a fever dream. Offset print on french paper, edition of 200.

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Idassane Wallet Mohamed – Issawat LP
(Mississippi / Sahel Sounds)
SS-015 / MRP-039

Tuareg “Issawat” from Azawad (Northern Mali) – ballads of the late night gatherings in the nomad camps in the desert. Hypnotic melodies glide over low vocal drones and shuffling rhythms of water drums. Recorded at a local studio in 2008 and released on cassette, Idassane Wallet Mohamed sings some of the popular songs circulating through the bush – where music is transmitted by live performance. A co-release with Mississippi Records. Comes with handmade covers in a limited press of 500.

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Harafin So – Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria LP
(Little Axe / Sahel Sounds)
SS-014 / MRL-007

First ever international release of film soundtrack tunes from Northern Nigeria – where the film industry is modeled on Bollywood. Autotuned robotic vocals combine with frenetic drum machines and pitch bending synths for a singular hybrid of local styles and Indian influence. Featuring smash hits by Hausa superstars Fati Niger, Abubakar Sani, and the exuberant Sani Danja. Limited edition of 1000.

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L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie LP
(Sahel Sounds / Mississippi)
SS-013 / MRP-032

Recordings of Mauritania’s first modern musical group with some never before released material. Formed in the 1960s, the Orchestre National combined folk instrumentation with brass sections and electric guitars. Dreamy and hypnotic sessions are reminiscent of other post-colonial West African orchestras, but diverge with experiments in Mauritanian classical tradition. All but vanished into obscurity in the ensuing decades of military dictatorship, these recordings slated for destruction were salvaged during a 1978 coup d’état. Comes with extensive liner notes. A co-release with Mississippi Records. Tip on cover, limited to 1300 copies.

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Mdou Moctar – Anar / Brainstorm – Vanessa 7″
(Sahelsounds / Little Axe)
SS-010

Mdou Moctar’s love ballad “Anar” is a huge success throughout the Sahara with his trademark autotuned lyrics, rhythmic Tuareg guitar, and crashing drum machine. Collected from cellphone memory cards in 2009 and featured on the upcoming “Music from Saharan Cellphones Volume 2,” the track gets the cover treatment on the flip by Portland’s art-pop trio BRAINSTORM with their phonetic reinterpretation. Limited pressing of 500 with old school printed fold over cover.

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Amanar – Alghafiat LP – LIMITED EDITION
(Sahelsounds / Little Axe)
SS-009 / MRL-006

Tuareg guitar from Northern Mali by Kidal’s hometown band. A different side of desert blues with high energy gritty guitar sessions that are popular favorites. Recorded at a local studio in 2008 during the last uprising, the music is very poignant as the North has again fallen into rebellion and the band is scattered in exile. The title translates as “Peace”. Includes detailed liner notes in Tifinagh. **LIMITED TOUR EDITION WITH FOLDOVER CARDBOARD JACKET W/ PHOTO**

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Amanar – Alghafiat LP
(Sahelsounds / Little Axe)
SS-009 / MRL-006

Tuareg guitar from Northern Mali by Kidal’s hometown band. A different side of desert blues with high energy gritty guitar sessions that are popular favorites. Recorded at a local studio in 2008 during the last uprising, the music is very poignant as the North has again fallen into rebellion and the band is scattered in exile. The title translates as “Peace”. Includes detailed liner notes in Tifinagh.

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Various – Laila Je T’Aime LP
(Sahelsounds / Mississippi)
SS-008 / MRP-016

Laila Je T’Aime is a compilation of guitar music from the Western Sahel – including Mauritania, Senegal and Mali. Selected from three years of field recordings, the compilation highlights guitarists and guitar bands and the vast differences in interpretation of the instrument. Recorded on location from the riverside houses of the Niger to the desert campfires of Northern Malian desert.
*please note, these reduced rate copies do not have liner notes*

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Mdou Moctar – Tahoultine 7″
(Sahelsounds / Boomarmnation)
SS-006 / BOOMARM-004

Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist from Niger, but his anthem “Tahoultine” is unlike anything from the desert — a spaced out Autotuned jam, one of the first of its kind, immensely popular on the unofficial mp3 network across West Africa. Collected by Christopher Kirkley from cellphone memory cards in 2009 and featured on the cassette/LP “Music From Saharan Cellphones”, Mdou’s track is one of the highlights of the compilation. On the b-side is Boomarm Nation’s Gulls with a bass heavy futuristic remix of “Tahoultine”. The remix is a selection from our project “Music FOR Saharan Cellphones” where the source material was remixed and reinterpreted by musicians and producers from around the world — and sent back to Mali on microSD memory cards.

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Agali Ag Amoumine – Takamba LP
(Sahelsounds / Mississippi)
SS-005 / MRP-007

Hypnotic recording session with griot “Ali” Ag Amoumine at his home in Timbouctou. Playing the distinctive style of Northern Mali and Niger known as Takamba—droning electrified traditional guitar accompanied by a haunting rhythm tapped on a calabash—Ali navigates a repertoire drawing on music learned on his travels and his own compositions. Comes with a bonus 7″ of acoustic performances. Co-release with Mississippi Records.

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Lewlewal de Podor – Yiilo Jaam LP
(Sahelsounds / Little Axe)
SS-004 / MRL-001

A full length from Lewlewal de Podor. Hailing from northern Senegal, Lewlewal was featured on last year’s compilation Ishilan N Tenere. Thirteen new tracks from this acoustic trio, recorded in 2011. Comes with booklet and portrait studio photo. Vinyl release comes with booklet. Old school “tip-on” cover. Co-release with Little Axe.

$12 LP + S/H


L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – Kamlat / La Mone 7″
(Sahel Sounds / Mississippi)
SS-002 / MRL-081

Reissue of 1973 7″ of L’Orchestre National de Mauritanie – the only official release of the post-colonial musical troupe. 1000 limited pressing.

 

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Ishilan n-Tenere: Guitar Music from the Western Sahel LP

(Sahel Sounds / Mississippi Records)
SS-001 / MR-079

Ishilan n-Tenere is a compilation of recordings of guitar music from three regions of Senegal and Mali — Fouta Toro, Timbouctou, and the Adrar d’Ifoghas. Each region differs in language and culture, but all have a popular music based on the guitar, and their respective local guitar bands.

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