Video: Neopan Kollektiv share trailer for their documentary “A Story of Sahel Sounds.”

Shot on three continents, this film by Neopan Kollektiv provides an inside look at Christopher Kirkley’s project “Sahel Sounds” – a blog, record label and platform to explore arts and music of the Sahel region through non-traditional ethnographic fieldwork. The film follows Kirkley from Portland to Niger, where he meets some of his long-term collaborators as well as new artists. Not a strict portrait, nor a straight music documentary, a story of Sahel Sounds celebrates the wide range of musical performances of current artists from Niger while leaving room to reflect on today’s role of ethnomusicology. For more information on the documentary head here. Watch the video above and check out our YouTube channel to watch more videos.

CF Smith

Write for Music Is My Sanctuary & Stereofox.

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