Carhartt WIP Radio Show August 2015 - Sahel Sounds
- Date published
1 août 2015
Sahel Sounds started life as a blog to share field recordings and to explore regional African arts and music. Perhaps best known for the compilation Music from Saharan Cellphones, a collection of tracks found on cellphone memory cards across the Sahara and La Musique Électronique Du Niger, a record of the early recordings by Mammane Sani.
Kirkley's work includes contemporary music with traditional roots, focussing on Mali, Mauritania and Nigeria, releasing tracks from Orchestre National de Mauritanie, Amanar and Alkibar Gignorto to name a few.
For Carhartt WIP Radio, Christopher Kirkley has prepared an exclusive mix of the radical material from Sahel Sounds that accompanies the exihibtion called "Uchronia: The Unequivocal Interpretation of Reality“ that was curated by Kirkley and the photographer Maciek Pozoga to find out if the Malian emperor Abu Bakr II really discovered the US during his 1311 exploration of the Atlantic Ocean. For the exhibition Pozoga and Kirkley mix science fiction with Afro-futurism, folklorism, fakelorism, and social documentary to explore themes of geography (or the end of geography), inter-connectivity, globalism, fabrication, memory, history, and interpretation. The exhibition will take place in Paris at the gallery 12Mail from September 12 to October 16. Soon more information about it on this place. For now just enjoy our Cahartt WIP Sahel Sounds Radio show and read the full feature on the label here.