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Various / Desert Blues 3

Desert Blues 3

Over ten years ago, when the we started compiling the music for Desert Blues, we could not have imagined that we were actually creating a whole new genre. The journey to the serene side of African music has since been awarded international prizes, has been in the charts for months and is regarded as the “best-selling compilation of African music of all time” (fRoots). Many stars from the countries around the Sahara have allowed themselves to be inspired by the Desert Blues. For Desert Blues 3, the editorial team has evaluated all the new releases of recent years and is now presenting the crème of musicians from 10 countries and their highly emotional ballads: including, super-stars Khaled and Souad Massi from Algeria; Malouma “The Lady of the Blues” from Mauritania; the poignant voice of Dhafer Youssef from Tunisia; Gigi, the current queen of Ethiopian soul music; expressive music from Mali by Amadou and Marian, Ali Farka Touré, Oumo Sangaré, Rokia Traoré with the Kronos Quartet; “Fula Flute” from Guinea; Tuareg music from West Africa by the successful group Tinariwen. And all of this is complemented by several completely new discoveries and first releases. A musical dream journey to the voices and vibes of the oases, the savannas, the caravans, the endless seas of sand and Tuareg campfires. Long-format double CD with a well-illustrated booklet. More than 2 hours playing time.

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