After the compilation ‘ISHUMAR, Music of the Tuareg Resistance’, the Reaktion label continues its collection ‘Le Chant Des Fauves’, concerning itself this time with with the Sahrawi resistance, on the occasion of the release of the digital EP by Aziza Brahim.
A digital 40-page booklet in 3 languages (English, French, Spanish) is freely available.
The digital booklet includes a long text explaining the origins of the Sahrawi resistance, from the 19th century until today, by Jose Alonso, art historian and development worker in the Sahrawi refugee camps. A second text dissects the evolution of the Haul, the traditional Sahrawi musical form, up to today’s music of the revolution.
released 12 January 2009
Produced by Aziza Brahim
Executive production: Jose el Bidani
Assistant production: Marcos Cachaldora
Sound technicians: Mario Álvarez, Raúl Valdezate
Recorded at Estudios Feedback, Sonido Vintage, León,
Spain between July and November 2007
Mastering: Mario Álvarez, Raúl Valdezate
Texts: José Alonso
Photos: Djogo Niemeyer, José Alonso, Archives of
Le Chant Des Fauves - a Collection of Music of the Sahara
Our idea is to use music as a media
for bringing to the attention of the Western public information about the conditions of life of the Saharan people. Our albums are always accompanied by booklets rich in detail. We have used the expert knowledge of anthropologists, ethnologists etc to provide the in depth knowledge that we wish to share....more