Zerzura premiere!

After a year of work, we've finally wrapped up our feature film Zerzura. A collaboration between Sahel Sounds and the nascent Imouhar Studio (an all purpose film/music studio in Agadez, Niger), the film is a magical journey through the Sahara, following protagonist and guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane in search for a…

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Sousoume Tamachek Teaser Vid

? We put together this little preview video for Mdou Moctar's upcoming album "Sousoume Tamachek." The album was recorded in Portland, Oregon, and we brought in a range of local talent in the recording, working with Jason Powers from Type Foundry and Jesse Johnson at Boomarm Nation. But the album…

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Luka Productions studio work

Luka Prod - New Track Luka Productions, known around here for his Fasokan LP and renowned in Mali for a prolific output of contemporary Malian Hip Hop is back in the studio on a new project. Bringing in a group of musicians, ngoni, guitar, percussion, synth, and computer, it's very…

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Mohamed Barky, synth from Niger

It's been quiet around here lately as we've been doing this and that, but there's still so much to share in the archives! Today's tracks come from a mysterious cassette from Djadje, one of Niamey's last cassette vendors at the Niger's Grande Marche (there are two - the other vendor…

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Les Filles de Illighadad Tour

Spring is here, and Les Filles de Illighadad are heading out on their European tour next month, with dates in France, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, and the UK. Stop by and say hello!

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Agrim Agadez – musique guitare de la republique du niger

Agrim Agadez by sahelsounds The newest release from Sahel Sounds is titled Agrim Agadez , a compilation of field recordings of guitar music from the Sahelian empire of Niger. Focusing on guitar music throughout the country, and recorded over many years of travels, Agrim Agadez celebrates the diversity of the…

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