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Sahel Sounds

  • 01. Falaw
    02. Bbni
    03. Foret
    04. A Tara
    05. Tolobana
    06. Indienfoli
    07. Kodouma
    08. Badjan
    09. Djessou
    10. Sitanba
    11. Deli
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    LUKA PRODUCTIONS

    Falaw

    [engl] Luka Productions presents Falaw, an innovative take on West African Hip Hop and sample-based folktronica. A follow up from the acclaimed Malian "new age" inspired Fasokan (2017), Luka Guindo turns his focus to the rich cultural heritage of Manding music. Eschewing wholly PC-based sequencing, Falaw invites a number of traditional performers to join him in the studio. Griots recount sage stories over Luka's sweeping synth pads while Ngonis shred pentatonic solos to the crash of sequenced drum samples. Paying homage to the storyteller, combined with regional styles of lyrical Hip Hop, Falaw offers advice on modern living, with heartfelt songs about loss, love, and life. The effect is both otherworldly while seemingly organic. In a genre where all too often the "modern" is synonymous with outsider collaborators, Falaw is a groundbreaking entry into homemade fourth world and a sign of future Malian music to come.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.05.2019
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    22,90 EUR
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  • 01. ADOUNIA
    02. ISHILAN
    03. IMETAWAN
    04. AKALINE KIDAL
    05. ASIN ORAL
    06. TIKARAS
    07. AZAMAN
    08. POESIE
    09. ASSOUF
    10. TIKOUNEN
    11. TEMET
    12. WAR TAFAR
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    KAEDY, AHMED AG

    Akaline Kidal

    [engl] In exile from his city in Northern Mali, singer/songwriter Ahmed Ag Kaedy returns to the origins of Tuareg folk with sessions of stripped down solo acoustic guitar. Mellow pentatonic notes dance over plaintive vocals, intimate and close mic'd, endearing in their simplicity. Drifting from melancholic ballads and pleas for peace, "Akaline Kidal" is a politically charged and poignant recording for a community ripped apart by division and civil war.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    01.03.2019
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    20,90 EUR
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  • 01. Terroir
    02. Houmeissa
    03. Dounia
    04. Bororo
    05. Wassa
    06. Takamba
    07. Touareg
    08. Baoura
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    HAMA

    Houmeissa

    [engl] Nigerian composer Hama presents a groundbreaking album of traditional electronic desert folk songs, hovering somewhere between early 90s techno and synthwave. Nomadic herding ballads, ancient caravan songs, and ceremonial wedding chants are all re-imagined into pieces seemingly lifted from a Saharan 1980s sci-fi soundtrack or score to a Tuareg video game. With a deep love and respect, Hama effortlessly takes back and re-appropriates fourth-world ethnoambient music.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    18.01.2019
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,90 EUR
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  • 01. Zerzura Reprise
    02. Akaline Akaline
    03. Issikita
    04. Imejar
    05. Igrawahi Assouf
    06. Targhat
    07. Y'a Elwan
    08. Zerzura Theme I
    09. Igrawahi Assouf Reprise
    10. Toumast
    11. Tchimitar
    12. Azal N'emgre
    13. Derhan
    14. Zerzura Theme II
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    MADASSANE, AHMOUDOU

    Zerzura

    [engl] Soundtrack to the Saharan acid ethno-Western Zerzura. Instrumental soundscapes invoke a surreal fever dream of the desert. Reverbed electric guitar, subliminal drones, and ghostly percussion. Free form improvisations from Ahmoudou Madassane (Mdou Moctar, Les Filles de Illighadad) offer an entirely new vision of the familiar Tuareg guitar genre.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    23.11.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    21,90 EUR
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  • 01. Oyiwa
    02. Hemi Helale
    03. Arikawat
    04. Bili Manane
    05. Bili Manine (Barmo)
    06. Medan Niger (Barmo)
    07. Tiolent
    08. Nikini Dada
    09. Lae-Lale
    10. Oyiwane
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    TROUPE ECOLE TUDU

    Oyiwane

    Sweet and sublime school recordings from elementary school group in Northern Niger from the 1980s. All-girl group accompanied by their instructor on the acoustic guitar, recalling Guinean folk and early Ali Farka Touré. Troupe École Tudu takes their name from a small neighborhood of Agadez, Niger. In 1985, the city hosted a musical competition between various schools. École Tudu, lacking a choir, sought out a young Tuareg guitarist Kader "Barmo" Balla to create a new style of music. The guitar was new to Niger and Barmo was new to the guitar, having only played for a few years. His notes were minimal and stripped down melodies mirroring the vocals, a technique common in Malian and Guinean folk music. To make something uniquely Saharan, they modeled their percussion on the tende, the traditional Tuareg goatskin drum and rhythm. Their debut composition titled "Oyiwane" ("Greetings to Everyone") won first prize at the competition and garnered the attention of the Niger state. The following year they were invited into the studio to record an album, released on the small boutique label Hasada (known for their seminal work with Mamman Sani Abdoulaye). The compositions mixed traditional folksongs with original creations, but the lyrical content was political. At a time of massive rural migration, drought, and exodus, their songs were a message to the modern nomads, emphasizing traditional culture while stressing the importance of education, particularly for young women.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    20,90 EUR
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  • 01. Eghass Malan
    02. Inssegh Inssegh
    03. Imigradan
    04. Jori
    05. Tihilele
    06. Abadrarass
    07. Telillite
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    LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD

    Eghass Malan

    Fatou Seidi Ghali ist die wahrscheinlich erste Gitarristin unter den nordwestafrikanischen Touareg und Bandleaderin der Formation Les Filles de Illighadad. Wie der Name durchblicken lässt, handelt es sich hier um eine Frauenband, deren Mitglieder aus Illighadad stammen. Die kleine, von der Welt abgeschiedene Gemeinde liegt am Rande der Sahara in Niger. Hier kommt eigentlich niemand mal so zufällig vorbei, und umgekehrt gibt es selten einen Anlass für die Bewohner Illighadads, das ländliche Heimatdorf zu verlassen. Umso erstaunlicher, wie modern "Eghass Malan" klingt. Nach dem gleichnamigen, 2016 live vor Ort von Sahel-Sounds-Chef Christopher Kirkley aufgenommenen Debüt ist "Eghass Malan" das erste Studioalbum. Es erscheint beim selben Label und wurde im Anschluss der ersten Europatournee der Frauen ganz direkt und ohne nennenswerte Verwendung von Effekten aufgenommen. So blieb der rohe, charmant-spontane und authentisch-originäre Gestus, der die Songs von Les Filles de Illighadad auszeichnet, erhalten. Hypnotische Gitarrenriffs, rasante, vorzugsweise auf der Zweihandtrommel Tende gespielte Rhythmen, Klatschen und polyphoner Gesang bilden dabei das Gerüst für sieben Stücke, die heimische Traditionen so organisch wie natürlich an die westliche Welt anschließen.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    09.02.2018
    Genre
    World
    Preis
    24,90 EUR
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