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Abdallah Oumbadougou - Anou Malane album cover

Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou*Anou Malane

Label:Sahel Sounds – SS-053
Format:
Vinyl, LP
Country:USA & Canada
Released:
Genre:Folk, World, & Country
Style:African

Tracklist

A1Anou Malane
A2Ifitalane
A3Souvenir-Name
A4Thingalene
B1Akokass
B2Tenere
B3Nirtaye-D-Wakhsanet
B4Zagzane Bass Tila
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Tuareg guitar gets the electronic treatment, with a reissue of the cassette by legendary Nigerien composer Abdallah Oumbadougou. Produced in Benin in 1995, “Anou Malane” is one of the first studio recordings of Tuareg guitar. The genre, known for minimal folk ballads performed on acoustic guitar, is transformed with a full-on 90s swinging groove.

Abdallah Oumbadougou is one of the original creators of Tuareg guitar music. Active in the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s, his early compositions were politically charged, addressing the fighters scattered in the desert. These low-fi recordings were recorded on boomboxes, and found their way throughout the diaspora, passed through clandestine networks of cassette dubbers.

In exile, Abdallah traveled to Benin to record an official release with Nel Oliver, a West African producer known for his work on a number of seminal boogie and afro-funk records. Oliver's influence is heavily felt on the recordings with early digital techniques of programmed drum effects and backing synthesizer, transforming Saharan political ballads into Afro-boogie anthems for the discotheque. The resulting album went on to become a classic and pushed Tuareg guitar and the rebellion into the public consciousness.
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releases September 6, 2019

Restored and Mastered by Jessica Thompson
Back photo Philippe Baqué
Original cassette courtesy of Abdallah Oumbadougou
Special thanks to Moussa Ag Bilalan, Yousouf Oumbadougou, Aboubacar Mazawadje, Ahmoudou Madassane
Sahel Sounds 2019

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  • Barcode: 602318136961

Other Versions (3)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
New Submission
Anou Malane (Cassette, Reissue, C40)Sahel SoundsSS-053USA & Canada2019
New Submission
Anou Malane (LP, Test Pressing, White Label)Sahel SoundsSS-053USA & Canada2019
New Submission
Anou Malane (8×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, VBR)Sahel SoundsSS-0532019

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