A Portland ethnomusicologist remakes Purple Rain in the Sahara.
One thing Christopher Kirkley can’t be accused of is
lacking ambition. Since 2008, through his Sahelsounds blog and record
label, the Portland “guerrilla ethnomusicologist” has collected a
Sahelsounds' Christopher Kirkley wants to remake Purple Rain in the Sahara.
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, ...
It’s a testament to Prince’s musical genius that no one remembers Purple Rain
for the horrendous acting and blatant misogyny. If he hadn’t written
the greatest movie soundtrack of all time t