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  • blog May 5, 2015

    Tuareg Purple Rain: An Interview with Chris Kirkley

    Chris Kirkley of Sahel Sounds took on the epic task of remaking Prince’s classic film, Purple Rain, in Agadez, Niger. Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (“Rain the Color Blue With A Little Red in It”) is the first fiction film ever made in the Tamasheq … Read more »

  • interview February 17, 2014

    Purple Rain of the Sahel: Chris Kirkley on Akounak

    On the face of it, the idea of transplanting Prince’s epoch defining feature length music video/ self-starring biopic culture-jam Purple Rain to the desert town of Agadez (Niger’s principle city) seems absurd. Christopher Kirkley (and $17,000 of kickstarter money) say … Read more »

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