A very pleasant surprise came into my inbox today. From Azu Tiwaline’s Bandcamp site: Azu Tiwaline : It’s a new name for a new spirit. The one of a producer willing to find a new sound in her origins which take root in the Sahara and El Djerid region in the south of Tunisia. A sound from […]
Sahel Sounds is at the vanguard of publishing modern music out of the Sahel and West Africa. There is so much gold waiting to be mined out there that I don’t think it will be possible to tire of this fine company. In their generosity, they offer a compilation of 16 tracks for free (or […]
There seems to be an explosion of bands from the Tuareg regions and North Africa in general these days. Bargou 08 hail from the Tunisian side of the Bargou Valley region which sits on the border with Algeria. They are a modernized version of local traditional music, from what I understand. Very impressive.
So much great music coming out of North Africa these days. Amanar are a wonderful discovery out of Mali, published by Sahel Sounds, a magnificent record label out of Portland, Oregon, covering brilliant music out of the North and West of Africa. Check out the Bandcamp site here.