The ever-fascinating Sahel Sounds project — probably best known for their Music From Saharan Cellphones compilations — puts together a 7″ release for Tchin-Tabaradene (Niger) guitarist Mdou Moctar‘s swaying auto-tuned love ballad “Anar,” a huge tune on Northern African cellphone media players. On the flip side is Portland-based Brainstorm‘s glowing re-work of the song, under new title “Vanessa,” filled with anglophone lyrics and trotting guitars. Buy the Mdou Moctar / Brainstorm 7″, available now. Comment below with your name and e-mail for a chance to win a copy of the 7″!


13 Replies to "Audio: Mdou Moctar & Brainstorm ‘Anar/Vanessa’ [7″ Giveaway]"
Jersi Marmblatt says:
August 13, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Wow. This is totally excellent. Can’t wait for more Mdou. More Brainstorm. More Sahel. Good looks, world.

Elisa says:
August 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

This rules! Have you listened to Angelo Spencer et les Hautes Sommets? They have a similar Afro-reminiscent sound on one of their K Records releases.

Sean Galagan says:
August 13, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Cool project, Love it!

Priya says:
August 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

Lovely use of autotune, and a lovely project–excited to hear more!

misterG says:
August 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Love taking this sound out for a walk, trotting indeed. My ears are smiling.


Rob says:
August 16, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Can’t get enough of this track!

latisha mcclarin says:
August 17, 2012 at 12:20 am

this would be nice to own

Adam Zeek says:
August 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm

I am really looking forward to hearing this. Their track on the reworks/remix comp was really great!

James says:
August 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

this is fantastic!

M.C. says:
August 19, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Would love a chance to win this and play it on the radio-di-ooo.

anthony says:
September 10, 2012 at 8:03 am

nice! AWSM stuff! i’d love to have a copy for my collection!

Will says:
September 10, 2012 at 8:17 am

This looks brilliant!

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