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Audio: Mohamed Karzo's Niger Guitar Lullabies

Sahel Sounds follows Nigerien guitarist Mohamed Karzo for a series of live recordings, which you can listen to here.


Sahel Sounds takes us on yet another journey through the underrepresented side of the music scene in West Africa, this time recording a beautiful pair of tracks from Nigerien guitarist Mohamed Karzo via a private listening session in the performer's home. Karzo is the nephew of Abdallah Ag Oumbadougou, considered to be the godfather of Niger's guitar sounds, and Karzo pays homage to his uncle by playing a cover of his song, "Tenere." Before that, Sahel offers us "C'est La Vie," a slow, bluesy Karzo original featuring the guitarist's own vocals. Listen to "C'est La Vie" and "Tenere" below, and head over to Sahel Sounds to read the rest of the feature.

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>>>Stream: Mohamed Karzo 'C'est La Vie'

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>>> Stream: Mohamed Karzo 'Tenere'

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