Music from Saharan Cellphones: Volume 2

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Contemporary pop music from the Sahara desert, where songs are stored on cellphones. Collected in Northern Mali in 2010 (since taken over by extremists who've banned music on cellphones) the second volume expands into new sonic territory - from dreamy Niger guitar ballads, Bamako club juke, to hi energy Moroccan child Raï - with a focus on the Autotuned DIY creations circulating the desert.

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released January 5, 2013

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Sahel Sounds Portland, Oregon

Sahel Sounds is a recording project and vinyl record label focused on culture in the West African Sahel.

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