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.
'Some things are over Some things go on Part of me you carry And part of me is gone'
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