Mamman Sani – Songs from his album Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984

from the sahelsounds website: "His first and only album was recorded in 1978. Mamman stepped into the studio of the National Radio with his organ, where it was transposed and overdubbed in two takes. In coordination with the Minister of Culture, the album was released in a limited series of cassettes showcasing modern Niger music. … Continue reading Mamman Sani – Songs from his album Unreleased Tapes 1981-1984

Tallawit Timbouctou – Songs from their Album Hali Diallo

From the website: "This is the music that long ruled the North of Mali, performed at festivities, blasting out of dusty boomboxes, and beaming out from village radio stations. Its origin is shrouded in mystery, and though purportedly dating back to the Songhai Empire of the 15th century, takamba‚Äôs heyday was in the 1980s, with … Continue reading Tallawit Timbouctou – Songs from their Album Hali Diallo