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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all gold everything

Before the Kickstarter finished, we left for Niger to shoot the footage that will eventually become the film "Akounak." The windy season was fast approaching, which would be followed by a blistering hot season, followed by torrential rains. We acted quickly, shooting at breakneck speed over a mere ten days.…

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i sing the desert electric (download)

Recorded over the past three years "I Sing the Desert Electric" is a short film I've pieced together from video that I hastily shot while documenting music. Final Cut, a little post production, and voila. From fuzzy electric guitars of Mauritania to raucous electro-street parties of Bamako, public performance has…

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the malian cyborg wars

Wandering through Youtube, I recently stumbled across the work of Cheik Ouattara. Amongst the Malian Youtube content - an abundance of music video clips, ripped from the national television, ORTM - this was vastly different. A montage of shots shows what is undoubtedly Bamako, with the banks of the Niger…

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