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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lere

In Lere, Mohamed Issa, from the group Tartit, arrives on the tail of a duststorm. He is here for one night, and then departing to play in a marriage "en brouse". Accompanied by myself and Abou, a young apprentice, we play out by the tent until the early hours.


Mohammad Issa Solo


Mohammad Issa Solo 2


(I should note, for aspiring guitarists - often in the Tuareg and Sori guitar, the first string is tuned up to G, and plays the continuous bass)


jam 1


jam 2


jam 3


The next day, before the dust storm tears through the down, I ask the kids to play some songs. I sing a few too - lots of requests for Akon. Heads are appearing over the wall, and by the time the mother comes home, there's a regular concert crowd gathered.


Lere 1


Lere 2

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