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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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B3nchMarQ Shares The Music Video For 'New Friend$' Featuring A-Reece

South African hip-hop duo B3nchmarQ's new visuals for the single 'New Friend', featuring A-Reece, are a depiction of the quintessential boys' night out.

South African rap duo B3nchMarQ has officially released their music video for New Friend$ featuring A-Reece. The single comes off their recently released 18-track offering Power Trip Album which dropped in March 2021. The visuals for New Friend$ are a montage of a chilled night out with the entourage and were shot in Pretoria, A-Reece and B3nchMarQ's hometown.

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