Agrim Agadez: Musique Guitare de la République du Niger
- Stewart Smith
- 14 April 2017
Diverse and exciting field recordings of contemporary guitar music from Niger
A collection of contemporary field recordings from Niger, Agrim Agadez captures the diversity of Sahel guitar music, from acoustic campfire ballads to fuzzed-out bar bands. Fans of breakout star Mdou Moctar will be excited to hear the guitar hero playing acoustic music with the same qualities of hypnosis and flash as his electric material. Then there's Azna de L'Ader's 'Hey Joe', as wild and hairy as anything from the Japanese psychedelic underground. Mohamed Karzo's 'C'est La Vie' is a starlit singalong gem, while Amaria Hamadalher – one of the few female guitarists in the region – mesmerises with the beautiful 'Bahouche'.
Out now on Sahel Sounds.