A Story of Sahel Sounds (2016) leads us from Portland to Niger and onto the European stages, subtly unveiling an entry into a certain cultural environment, the recording of a variegated hustle and bustle of sounds and a transition to another cultural environment, while, in the undertones and the space between sound and picture, it poses the key questions of transformation, appropriation, the fluidity of influences in the age of globalisation, the modes of presentation and distribution, the concept of “otherness” and the (im)possibility of moving away from participation and influence, so questions regarding ethnography and the concept of world music in popular music that has been transformed through new approaches and technologies.

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