Mdou Moctar / Brainstorm 7"

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Mdou Moctar is a guitarist from Tchin-tabaradene, Niger. "Anar" is an autotuned love ballad, a huge success on cellphones throughout the Sahara. In 2011, Portland band BRAINSTORM recorded a cover of the hit complete with homophone English lyrics.

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released 14 August 2012
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sahelsounds Portland, Oregon

Sahelsounds is a project begun in 2009 exploring the cultural and musical phenomena of the Sahel region of West Africa. Through field recording, interviews, video, youtube archeology, cellphone data collection, sahelsounds uses archiving to transmit a story. ... more

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