"Zerzura" the Saharan Acid Western
by Christopher Kirkley
Sahel Sounds began in 2009, a project set out to explore the cultural and musical phenomena of the Sahel region of West Africa. The Sahel is a landscape of dusty scrubland and parched earth, sparsely populated by nomads and semi-nomadic herders as well as first generation urban youth on motorbikes and ed hardy knockoff t-shirts, with cellphone memory cards and usb keys. Through field recording, filmmaking, interviews, and youtube archeology, Sahel Sounds explores cross cultural dialogue to...
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