Splice Originals Kununko: Sahara Sounds WAV

Splice Originals Kununko: Sahara Sounds WAV

Recorded in Dakar at Laboutique Studio, this pack is a deep dive into Saharan Blues and traditional Malian instrumentation. Kununko means “the day before yesterday” and represents the history and rich story behind this pack. Tishoumaren, internationally known as desert blues or Saharan Blues, is a fusion of blues and rock music with Tuareg, Malian, or North African music. Tuareg musicians pioneered the style as an expression of their traditionally nomadic culture amid their difficult sociopolitical situation, including rebellions, widespread displacement, and exile in post-colonial Africa. The word Tishoumaren is actually derived from the French word chômeur, meaning “the unemployed”. The genre was first popularized outside of Africa by Ali Farka Touré and later Tinariwen. In recent years, artists like Mdou Moctar and Bombino have continued to adapt Saharan rock music and have achieved international success. With this pack, you too can adapt the sounds of the Saharan desert into your productions in honor of the Saharan people.

Produced by Pape Armand Boye

Players in this pack include:

  • Moussa: Ngoni
  • Cheikh Niang: Guitar
  • Khadim: Malian Percussion
  • Tidiane Bathiely: Vocals
  • Pape Armand Boye: Guitar
  • Raphaël Ojo: Drums

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