album, reissues

2018 – Best Reissues: Sosena Gebre Eyesus ~ s/t


“Sosena Gebre Eyesus plays the begena or harp of David. Six Ethiopian orthodox hymns, softly sung over the low beautiful buzzing unique sound of the begena. Originally released on cassette.” > Little Axe Records


Tallawit Timbouctou ~ Takamba WhatsApp 2018 EP


“Takamba music is played on traditional guitar (tamashek: teheredent), with a remarkable distinctive rhythm tapped out on a calabash. It’s always accompanied by a beautiful ghostly dance. The origin of the music remains somewhat shrouded in mystery. Suffice to say that it’s a hugely popular music that ruled the festivals and weddings in the North of Mali and Niger, before it was bumped out of fashion by the electric guitar teshumara that now dominates the scene.”

Terhardent: Agali Ag Amoumine
Bass Terhardent: Oumar Kane
Calabash: Ibrahim Dicko

Recorded March 28th, 2018
Sent from Timbouctou, MALI -> Portland, USA via WhatsApp
Released March 28th, 2018