Nouakchott Wedding Songs

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Raucous and electrified wedding songs from the desert kingdom of Mauritania. Luxurious overload of micro-tonal scales, phaser pedals, and unpredictable poly-rhythms. Documentation of a little known music scene where disparate influences meet in beautiful permutations. This is desert music as it’s performed - loud and unfiltered. Comes with 12 page full color booklet (PDF in download). Vinyl limited to 1000.

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released December 8, 2015

Produced and Recorded by Christopher Kirkley
Text and Photos by Christopher Kirkley
Translation and modal identification by Sidna Alem and Matthew Tinari
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk at Stereophonic Mastering
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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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