Abdallah Oumbadougou "Anou Malane" LP
Originally released on cassette in 1995, Anou Malane is one of the first studio recordings of the Tuareg guitar genre. Recorded in Benin with Nel Oliver, a West African producer known for his work on a number of seminal boogie and Afro-funk records, combines the Tuareg guitar sound with programmed drum effects and backing synthesizer, transforming Saharan political ballads into Afro-boogie anthems for the discotheque. The resulting album went on to become a classic and pushed Tuareg guitar and the rebellion into the public consciousness.
Sahel Sounds' reissue of Anou Malane will be the first time the album has been distributed outside of Niger as well as the first time it has been released on vinyl.