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The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (Second Edition)

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The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (Second Edition)
The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (Second Edition)


Almost as big as the USA, the vast Sahara spans Africa from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea. Despite being the hottest desert on earth, it is home to millions of people whose diverse cultures and traditions create a vivid cultural landscape. This Rough Guide features the region's best-loved artists as well as exploring beyond the arid sandscapes to reveal hidden Saharan sounds.

Bonus CD: Introducing Mamane Barka
As a nomad of the Toubou tribe, Malam Mamane Barka is the indisputable son of the desert and the world's only remaining master of the biram. He maintains the tradition single-handedly, bringing the boat-shaped instrument to world's attention with his own unique blend of desert blues.


  1. Name
  2. Etran Finatawa - Kel Tamasheck (Niger)
  3. Mariem Hassan - Legneiba (Western Sahara)
  4. Samba Touré - Jingarr Hinné (Mali)
  5. Ali Hassan Kuban - Mabruk (Egypt)
  6. Bammo Agonla & Tankari - Wodaabe Blues (Niger)
  7. Toureg De Fewet - Chetma (Libya)
  8. Wodaabe Women - Drumming And Singing The Baggou (Niger)
  9. Anansy Cissé - Sekou Amadou (Mali)
  10. Mahmoud Fadl - Jibal Al Nuba (Egypt)
  11. Moudou Ould Mattalla - Oh My Mother Leila (Mauritania)
  12. Abdel Gadir Salim & Emmanuel Jal - Ya Salam (Sudan)
  13. Djimé Sissoko & Djama Djigui - Bazani (Mali)
  14. Tuareg Women - Tendé Drumming (Niger)
  15. Salamat - Samara (Egypt/Sudan)
  16. Mashi
  17. Alhadj
  18. Bulanga
  19. Kiota
  20. Tchidim
  21. Buni
  22. Doro Lelewa
  23. Banané
  24. Wo Kuru
  25. Malloumi
  26. Pitti Kori
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