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  • blog March 10, 2015

    Field Report: Festival Sur le Niger 2015

    Tom Pryor is a music journalist and former EIC of Nat Geo Music at National Geographic. His work has appeared in Billboard, MTV Online, Songlines magazine and others. Last month I traded New York’s deep freeze for a chance to … Read more »

  • blog October 16, 2014

    “They Broke All of Our Instruments”: Video of Malian Music Recovering

    Super Onze is a band caught in a strange place, their existence and their art form threatened by religious extremism on one side, and recorded music on the other. Still the music plays on. Above you’ll find the third video … Read more »

  • blog June 9, 2014

    Anansy Cissé: Mali Overdrive and Free Download of “Aïgouna”

    Anansy Cissé is one of Bamako’s hottest young guitar talents. So we’re very happy to be able to give out a free download of “Aïgouna,” one of the highlights of his new record Mali Overdrive.  Cissé started his career behind … Read more »

  • blog March 6, 2014

    Takamba, the other desert blues

    The desert guitar of the sahel is progressively reaching a wider audience outside of its geographical confines. Acts like Tinariwen have recorded with American artists and won Grammys (see our review of their latest album here), while guitar maestro Omar … Read more »

  • blog October 28, 2013

    Super Onze’s rawest ever Takamba

    In the years since Tinariwen first broke into international prominence, we’ve seen an ever increasing stream of Tuareg (and/or Sahelian and/or Northern Malian- the politics are VERY tricky) guitar groups gain attention, a cohort that includes Tinariwen related projects like … Read more »

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