Music from the country of Niger. Field recordings from Agadez to Niamey, from Hausa film soundtracks, Zarma spiritual music, to contemporary instrumental synth from Niamey.

herdsmen of the nescafe

I meet Badji incidentally because of a cellphone. He's selling coffee, or rather cups of Nescafe, those dreaded brown crystals dropped into hot water that taste something between chemical and organic, ammonia and dirt. It's 3 am outside the bus station in Niamey and I'm leaving for Northern Niger, exhausted…

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