king’s crossing

Isa lies at the end of a highway, the terminus of a newly paved road laying across parched scrub land of Northern Nigeria. Geographically, it lies not far from the border of Niger, and exudes some of that qualities of border towns: the squinting stares of merchants, the turned heads…

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up north trip

The North of Mali is a varied and special place, from the muddy banks of the Niger as it navigates through the scrubby Sahel to the jagged sun backed rocks of Adrar D'Ifoghas deep in the Sahara. The landscape is at times empty and sparse, but the culture is rich,…

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hausa party, pt. 2

Coming of pre-coup Bamako in February Little Axe's Warren Hill and myself headed into Boko Harem Northern Nigeria to work on an upcoming Hausa record. We recorded lots of music, met a lot of producers, and spent a lot of time in police interrogations. Updates coming soon. In the meantime,…

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mix pour emporter #5 – cabaret diaspora

A bit late on the update, but here's a guest mix I recently put together for Montreal's "Radio Cabaret Diaspora". Lots of jams across the board, music you'll find on the site, records, plus some unreleased stuff. Field recording, for when your field consists of guitars and a PA. Enjoy.…

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