Chris Kirkley, the one-man engine behind sahelsounds, has worked hard to bring West African music into the blogger mainstream. Kirkley scoured mp3 markets in mauritania (great read), gathered mobile phone recordings of local artists throughout the sahel and released some fantastic material (i consider the Ishilan n-Tenere compilation to be one of the greatest things we ever posted on FC). basically there should be more people doing the same thing everywhere.
so this is pretty exciting:
"here’s a guest mix I recently put together for Montreal’s “Radio Cabaret Diaspora”. Lots of jams across the board, music you’ll find on the site, records, plus some unreleased stuff."