New Al-Nigiery tracks


Here’s a bunch of new tracks by electronic musician Al-Nigiery, a round up of all his summer concerts. I dated them based on when the recordings appeared on Facebook

From November 10th

From October 13th

More from October 13th

And more still from October 13th

From October 9th

More from October 9th

From October 2nd

From September 28th

Hussein Shendi bootleg tape

I’ve really been focused on creating my “bootleg tape” series and haven’t been exploring new artists recently. I’ll probably get back to finding artists not yet featured on this blog, after I finish creating a bootleg tape for all the artists I’ve already featured.

Click around my YouTube channel to check out the bootlegs. My purpose with this is to create an easily accessible way for people to listen to this great music.


Recently on Instagram, a gentleman called Abdalla_monim took time to teach me a bit about a music style from West Sudan (Darfur, Kordofan, et al) called “jrrari.”

The music, he explained, is derived from the sound of a camel herd walking. This is in contrast to merdoum, which is derived from the sound of a cattle herd walking.


Really cool information! Here’s a track by young star singer Shaden Mohammed Hussein with a modern rendition of that jrrari sound:


Sudanese music story from Fritz Catlin (23 Skidoo)


Musician Fritz Catlin of the great band 23 Skidoo reached out the other day to share these tapes and this story:

“I was in a hotel lobby in Cairo in 1983, chatting about music,
I said I played in a band, “what instrument?” I was asked, ‘drums’ I replied…”oh, everyone plays the drums” I was told and renditions of different towns special local rhythms were given by those present.
  I had a little boogie box and played my latest recording “Coup” by 23 Skidoo, by chance the tape it was on had Sudanese track afterwards that I had copied from someones vinyl on my travels.
    A Sudani who was present said that the music was what his parents would listen to and insisted on giving me 5 or 6 cassettes of more up to date sounds.
Over time it became some of my absolute favourite music, the camel ride lope of the percussion was a particular part of it’s appeal but I also came to love the intensity of the vocals.”