Sunday, 17 November 2013

Mammane Sani et son Orgue

Mammane Sani was a keyboard player and composer, creating short continuity pieces for TV and Radio, before he obtained an Italian Orla organ and recorded 'La Musique Electronique Du Niger', his only release, in 1978. The album was distributed on cassette only, in hen's teeth like quantities and, 35 years later, has been rescued from oblivion by the good people at Sahel Sounds. The music is hypnotic, minimal and, quite frankly, not the kind of stuff you'd initially expect to have come out of late 70's West Africa. Think 'Dignity of Labour' period Human League transposed from Sheffield to Niamey. Remarkable.

5 comments:

Singing Bear said...

This is simply brilliant and it's amazing to think of its provenance. I must hear more.

The Swede said...

It's incredible isn't it? The link will take you to the full LP. Enjoy!

Old Pa's Corner said...

Is'nt it incredible that there is all this brilliant music lying around undiscovered. Thanks to these deadicated few who try to put this right....that was quite remarkable

The Swede said...

Thank the good lord for crate diggers, otherwise this sort of stuff would be lost forever.

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