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Artist: AMANAR/CELESTINO
Title: Tenere/Kidal
Format: 7"
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Split 7" from Sahel Sounds and Love All Day. Features the Northern Malian Amanar with their desert ballad Tenere along with Kidal by Pacific Northwest-based artist Celestino, who holds the Amanar track in suspension, filtering it through a fever dream. Limited to 200." -Sahel Sounds.

Artist: HAMA
Title: Torodi
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
Repressed. "Futuristic synthesizer interpretations of Tuareg folklore. Pulsing keys, pitch bends, and crashing drum loops combine in a singular sound from underground Niamey based composer Hama. Eclectic convergence of Maghrebi pop, Tuareg guitar, and Detroit techno, transmitting Tuareg guitar into the 21st Century. Limited edition of 500 with screenprinted covers." - Sahel Sounds.

Artist: LORCHESTRE NATIONAL DE MAURITANIE
Title: s/t
Format: CD
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"Recordings of Mauritanias first modern musical group with some never before released material. Formed in the 1960s, the Orchestre National combined folk instrumentation with brass sections and electric guitars. Dreamy and hypnotic sessions are reminiscent of other post-colonial West African orchestras, but diverge with experiments in Mauritanian classical tradition. Like many of the Orchestras created in post-independence Africa, the National Orchestra of Mauritania was created as an idealogical symbol. To the Mauritanian classical music, with its rigid and complex modal system, the group unabashedly added electric guitars and brass sections. Traditional epics were adapted with contemporary sounds. In 1973, the band released their only official recording -- a 7" containing two live recordings from the Maison de Jeune (with the president in attendance). Five hundred copies were pressed in Beirut, Lebanon, and brought back to Mauritania where they were quickly distributed for free until no copies remained. All but vanished into obscurity in the ensuing decades of military dictatorship, these recordings slated for destruction were salvaged during a 1978 coup détat. Comes with extensive liner notes." - Sahel Sounds.

Artist: MOCTAR, MDOU
Title: Afelan
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $17.00
"Tuareg rock from Nigers singer-songwriter Mdou Moctar. Tales of anguished love and broken hearts, plus some well known classics. Famous for his autotuned studio sessions popular on West African cellphones, here Mdou performs live. Recorded on location in Niger, electrifying, distorted, and blown out guitar balances with sweet melodies of Saharan folk." -Sahel Sounds.
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Artist: SANI ET SON ORGUE, MAMMANE
Title: La Musique Electronique du Niger
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $19.00
"Mammane Sani Abdullaye is a legendary name in Nigers avant garde. A pioneer of early West African electronic music, for over 30 years his instrumentals have filled the airwaves. The instrumental background drones of radio broadcasts and instrumental segue of TV intermissions borrow heavily from his repertoire. The dreamy organ instrumentals drifts by sans comment, yet are known to all. New pressing with printed covers of 1000, reissue of his 1978 cassette. Co-release with Mississippi Records." -Sahelsounds.
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Artist: SUPER ONZE
Title: Gao
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"Electrified sessions of takamba, the ghostly drone from Northern Mali. Staccato calabash percussion carries shredding traditional guitar. Improvised praise for Yehia the holy man, by masters Super Onze, recorded in the early 90s. Distortion and fuzz from pickups and tape hiss reveal the soundscape of the dusty Northern villages, where takamba blares from radios, boomboxes, and old cassette tapes. First ever Super Onze vinyl release, limited 500 copies with screenprinted covers." -Sahelsounds.
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Artist: V/A
Title: Balani Show Super Hits: Electronic Street Parties from Mali
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $18.00
"A compilation of popular modern electro music from Mali. High energy jams from Balani Show sound systems. A collage of cut up balafons and djembes over Kuduro and Coupé Decalé rhythms - interspersed with samples of drums, bells, and whistles. Heavy dance tracks from some of the top names in Balani Show, from old school originators to bedroom DJ innovators, a sampling of music with over a decade of hits." -Sahel Sounds.

Artist: V/A
Title: Harafin So - Bollywood Inspired Film Music from Hausa Nigeria
Format: CD
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $15.00
"First-ever international release of film soundtrack tunes from Northern Nigeria -- where the film industry is modeled on Bollywood. Autotuned robotic vocals combine with frenetic drum machines and pitch-bending synths for a singular hybrid of local styles and Indian influence. Featuring smash hits by Hausa superstars Fati Niger, Abubakar Sani, and the exuberant Sani Danja. Limited edition of 1,000 copies." - Sahel Sounds.

Artist: V/A
Title: Music From Saharan Cellphones
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"A compilation of the most popular music circulating the Sahara desert on the unofficial network of cellphones-where mp3s are stored, played, and traded in very literal peer to peer bluetooth transfers. The contemporary West African sound from the new school of DIY production with little or no commercial release outside of their locales, from spaced out Tuareg Autotune, Ivorian Club Jams, Mauritanian Synth, and Malian Hip Hop electro. Collected from memory cards by and released on cassette, the vinyl comes after a years plus of tracking down the composers." - Sahel Sounds.

Artist: V/A
Title: Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 2
Format: LP
Label: Sahel Sounds
Country: USA
Price: $16.00
"Contemporary pop music from the Sahara desert, where songs are stored on cellphones. Collected in Northern Mali in 2010 (since taken over by extremists whove banned music on cellphones) the second volume expands into new sonic territory - from dreamy Niger guitar ballads, Bamako club juke, and hi energy Moroccan child Raï - with a focus on the Autotuned DIY creations circulating the desert. Includes insert with liner notes." -Sahel Sounds.
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