Playing tracks by
Mariem Hassan, DJ Balani, Mamman Sani, Cheba Wassila, Etran de L'Air and more.
I first came across Sahel Sounds in Portland Oregon's now legendary Mississippi Records when owner Eric introduced me to the first Sahara Cell Phones compilation put together by label founder, Chris Kirkley, a quiet man who travels throughout the Sahel region from Mauritania, to Chad, Mali, Sudan & beyond to connect with musicians and artists and bring their work to the wider world.
More at https://sahelsounds.com/
Chris writes: "Sahel Sounds is a project focused on culture in the West African Sahel. Sahel Sounds began as a blog by label founder Christopher Kirkley in 2009 to share field recordings. Today, it is a record label, artist collective, film production house, and arts organization. We work directly with artists that we represent and aim to have input and control over artistic endeavors. All profits are shared 50/50. We're committed to using culture as a means of communication, helping our artists build careers, and listening to good music."