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Audio: Boddhi Satva 'Nankoumanjan' [Free DL]


Central African Republic's own Boddhi Satva, is the chief of Offering Recording and one of dance music's most in-demand producers with his infectious new African sound called Ancestral Soul. Europe, Africa, Asia, and US music tastemakers have caught the spirit of a Boddhi dj set, which leaves you dancing and sweating your ass off, as a deeper instinctual side yearns for more of his innately rooted sound. It's for that reason that Louie Vega and Vega Records procured him as an elite producer and a part of the team.

After countless tracks and remixes, Satva released his debut album Invocation (a must-have record) on BBE. Check the all-star line up on the album with artist like Malaian Wassoulou, singer Oumou Sangare aka The Songbird of Wassoulou - who provides the dope serenading vocals on the track "Ngnari Konon" - or Vikter Duplaix on "From An Other World."

Download "Nankoumanjan" Feat. Mangala Camara from Invocation for FREE below.

Be on the look out for a free album by Offering Recording's own Sage Monk dropping within the next few weeks, a new album by Idrissa Sissoko (Mali) and new South African and Angolan artists. Satva also has a sick bi-weekly mix show called Frequency Of Offerings on MixCloud. Check it out here.

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Mdou Moctar Announces Debut Album 'Afrique Victime'

The album is a collaboration between Mdou, his band members and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane.

Matador Records has announced that the eagerly anticipated album Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar will be released on May 21.

Afrique Victime is an unprecedented collaboration between Mdou, his band members, and Ahmoudou Madassane, who's been his rhythm guitarist since 2008. The album will present an effortless fusion of Saharan and rock music; melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations.

You might have come across Mdou on Off White's "Imaginary TV" channel, who designer Virgil Abloh called, "one of my favorite musicians Rn."

Mdou's desert village Agadez, in rural Niger, is his source of inspiration. He attributes his artistic style to traditional Tuareg melodies and YouTube videos of Eddie Van Halen's six string techniques. Mdou has also worked on film projects. He wrote, produced, and starred in the first Tuareg language film: a remake of Purple Rain called Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai– which translates to "Rain The Color Of Blue With A Little Red In It." This earned him approval from his community and popularity across West Africa. This soon led to world tours and albums on the independent US label Sahel Sounds, including 2019's landmark Ilana: The Creator, which earned Mdou an international audience.

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