Kickstart My Heart: Portland Blogger To Direct First-Ever Tuareg-Language Film in West Africa

Sahelsounds' Christopher Kirkley wants to remake Purple Rain in the Sahara.

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A few years ago, self-described "guerrilla ethnomusicologist" Christopher Kirkley went to West Africa and discovered something neither he nor anyone outside the region knew existed. In an area with no reliable Internet connections, people had created a literal peer-to-peer file sharing network, trading MP3s of locally produced artists from across the Sahara via Bluetooth technology on cheap, ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER

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