the importance of a skypager.

Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 2 — more of the same, if not an increased selection of sounds from Mauritania (referred to as “Jagwa” collectively east of Shinqit). Again, all mp3s collected in the town of Kidal, the quintessential desert crossroad. Some of the track titles are lost to the id3 dustbin of history, but the tracklist is best replicated here, with a few creative flourishes:

Side A:
Mdou Moctar – Niger
Mouma Bob – Imidi
Amanar – Alghafiat
Fenomenal – Mix
Unknown Polisario Group – Moubedah

Side B:
DJ Mystral and DJ Siril – Pekele
Ùäê ÓêÏÍ ÙÈÏê áèæ
Yalah (Alpha Blondy cover in Arabic)
Lakal Kaney – Soul Tamasheq
Njib Ould N’Ghaimich – Guetna
Polisario unknown
Bayta Ag Bay – Aicha

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This Post Has 15 Comments

  1. fanny

    Hi thank you for those mixtapes vol II is as great as Vol I.

  2. Jonathan Beilin

    I’ve been looking forward to this since vol 1 dropped. An excellent glimpse into a different pop culture. Knowing that people all over the world make sick music should promote peace.

  3. q

    loving it

  4. james

    Hey there dude. Excellent tunes in the last collection look forward to hearing this one.
    Why don’t you use mediafire? there’s no annoying wait times and it’s free.

  5. DensityofSound

    Hi, love these compilations and blog as whole, played a couple of tracks on my show for and have bought the amanar album as a result of listening. Heard about the concept via Rupture and now follow this excellent blog closely. More power to your elbow!

  6. tetsu

    thanks a lot for sharing all the precious music.
    loving them all!

  7. gypsykat

    Both volumes of this have been in my mp3 player for a month or so. I think these are among the most interesting recordings I’ve heard from this part of the world. Kudos!

  8. Alec

    Hmm the link seems to be down, is there a mirror?

  9. Pieci

    Unfortunately the download link doesn’t work any more. Where can I find this awesome music, part II?

  10. Eli

    The Download link is not functioning… How can I hear this? VOL 1 is spot on!


    I can’t wait for the vinyl to be released … any fresh news?

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