Unlike its by now well-distributed precursors, Music From Saharan Cellphones Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, the third edition does not yet seem to be widely available. Obviously you already have a copy in the mail on its way to you from Sahel Sounds as I type, but I figured I could save you the trouble […]
The second release on Bahjaphone by Fannan Mohamed, and livelier than the first. Again, not much to go on here other than the music itself – rhythmic, well-orchestrated Arabic folk verging on raï from (judging by the cover) late 1960s Morocco.
Get it here.
Other than the odd copy of one of Fannan Mohamed‘s 7″s for sale on eBay or Groove Collector, there is precious little information about this musician around. Even less about Bahjaphone, the French imprint which released this EP. Upbeat, well-recorded raï leaning towards Arabic folk from late 1960s Morocco (?), it is a shame he […]