Music from Saharan Cellphones. This is amazing. Sahel Sounds rounded up music salvaged from the discarded mobile phone memory chips  in West Africa:

The cellular phone in its current incarnation is a recent  phenomena here, but one with sweeping effects. In the past few years,  the market was flooded with cheaply designed Chinese cellphones…the  ability to make calls is rather superfluous, and they are likely  distributed in villages that have no cellular access whatsoever… As  ubiquitous media devices, they are perhaps most used in sharing and  exchange of files, particularly bluetooth transfers of mp3s. While in  Kidal I collected memory cards from cellphones and copied loads of mp3s —  ranging from Tamashek guitar, Algerian Raï, Coupé Décalé, Kuduro, Hip  Hop, as well as loads of Arabic “Habibe” pop, French ballads, Bollywood  hits, and Dire Straits…

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Music from Saharan Cellphones. This is amazing. Sahel Sounds rounded up music salvaged from the discarded mobile phone memory chips in West Africa:

The cellular phone in its current incarnation is a recent phenomena here, but one with sweeping effects. In the past few years, the market was flooded with cheaply designed Chinese cellphones…the ability to make calls is rather superfluous, and they are likely distributed in villages that have no cellular access whatsoever… As ubiquitous media devices, they are perhaps most used in sharing and exchange of files, particularly bluetooth transfers of mp3s. While in Kidal I collected memory cards from cellphones and copied loads of mp3s — ranging from Tamashek guitar, Algerian Raï, Coupé Décalé, Kuduro, Hip Hop, as well as loads of Arabic “Habibe” pop, French ballads, Bollywood hits, and Dire Straits…

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