Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pan-African Hour: Desert Guitars (April 6th, 2011)

Sublime Frequencies has been releasing some killer albums of electric guitar music from groups based out of the Saharan desert, such as Group Inerane, Group Doueh and Group Bombino. It all started when Tinariwen, a group of Tuareg musicians, decided to go electric guitar styles instead of their regular acoustic instruments. Since then a distinctive style of Saharan rock has been developing, which was also party anticipated by the work of Ali Farka Toure. Also included here is Moudou Ould Mattala, whose style is closely related. This is one of the most interesting developments that we know of coming from Africa these days and is a must check out. The style is an incredible blend of West Africa meets North Africa.
Group Doueh - Cheyla Ya Haiuune
Moudou Ould Mattalla - Improvisation
Ali Farka Toure - Inchana Massina
Tinariwen - Chatma
Group Inerane - Kuni Majagani
Group Bombino - Issitchilane
Group Doueh - Wazzan Abyad Kar
Moudou Ould Mattalla - La Dedicace de L'annee
Ali Farka Toure - Baliky Lalo
Tinariwen - Imidiwan Winakalin
Group Inerane - Alemin
Group Bombino - Imuhar

1 comment:

  1. Yo, check the band BLK JKS out of South Africa. Nothing like this stuff, but another example of an emerging African Rock Scene!