A haunting and atmospheric compendium of field recordings made during calls to prayer (adhan) and prayer services (salat) throughout Mali in January 2012. Recorded by yours truly at various times and from various vantage points in Sikasso, Ségou, Timbuktu, San, and Bamako.
A short film documenting my recent trip across the Republic of Mali to record indigenous and regional music. After the kidnappings and murder in Timbuktu in December 2011, I had forfeited all plans to go to the northern half of the country ... until the day I was piled into a 4x4, completely unplanned, and swept away to Timbuktu as the personal guest of a Malian gendarme. This film documents my early work in Mali ... and the utterly unique experiences that awaited me in Timbuktu. [more inside]
Currently based in Nouakchott, Mauritania and armed with a portable digital recorder and a guitar, I'm meeting and recording musicians - Hassinya folk musicians, Puular rappers, and the sometimes spontaneous music that one encounters while walking around the town. [more inside]