lost and found

On one of my visits to Niger, Mamman Sani gave me a box of cassette tapes. I digitized a few and promptly forgot about the rest. In the piles of media and recordings collected, they went from one archive to another. I recently had a chance to revisit them and…

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close encounters

The next two weeks, Mamman Sani will be touring around France (plus brief stopovers in Geneva and London). We have a great lineup of shows, sharing bills w/ Group Inerane, Phono Mundial, and the amazing Brigitte Fontaine & Areski: April 4th - Cave 12 - Geneva, Switzerland (w/Orchestre Tout Puissant…

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Mamman Sani Eurovision

Just returned from Niger, where I've been working with Mamman Sani in preparation for his first international tour (on a few dates, joined with the incredible Lonnie Holley). We'll be heading to Europe for about two weeks. Drop by and say hello. Nov 2013 29 4AD Club - Dikmuide, Belgium…

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Mammane and his Electronic Organ

Lost in a music archive in the capital of Niger was the first I heard of the legendary Mammane Sanni Abdoulaye. The space was overflowing with dusty CDs, cassettes, and Nagra reels, and hunkering down from the insufferable heat outside, I prepared to spend a long week in research. Mammane's…

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