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

Rinus van Alebeek – Sahelsounds (based on the writings and recordings by Christopher Kirkley)

This is from things internet. I saw a post by DelVerme, a club in the neo-realist quarter of Rome. They have very good beer, very good wine, a very good sound system and very good after hours. They posted a video impression of a performance by Mdou Moctar. Three young men in desert outfit, wearing … Continue reading Rinus van Alebeek – Sahelsounds (based on the writings and recordings by Christopher Kirkley)