SS-038 Agrim Agadez – Musique Guitare de la République du Niger
Contemporary field recordings from the Sahelian empire of Niger. Focusing on guitar music throughout the country, from meditative starlight ballads, fuzzy Hendrix covers, rag tag wedding bands, to political minded folk guitarists. A beautiful encapsulation of the diversity of guitar as it exists today, documented over years of travels. Recorded live with a singe microphone, with backdrop of children’s voices, crickets, and village ambience. A follow up to Laila Je T’Aime and Ishilan n-Tenere.
Sahel Sounds heisst das Label von Christopher Kirkley. Der Name ist Programm und so gibts bei Sahel Sounds zeitgenösische Musik der Sahelregion. Grossartig. Fernweh garantiert! Künstler auf Sahel Sounds: Les Filles de Illighadad, Mdou Moctar, Amanar und viele mehr.
Sahel Sounds is the project of Christopher Kirkley, gentleman explorer/music archivist/artist/curator/and occasional dj. His work examines contemporary popular musics in an evolving technological landscape from the interplay of localized traditions with transglobal influences to new media models of cultural transmission.Sahel Sounds began as a blog in 2009 to share field recordings and has evolved into a record label. The blog continues as a documentation of recordings, as well as a platform to explore arts and music of the region through nontraditional ethnographic fieldwork.