Boston, USA – Rounder Records released today a compilation featuring music by the Saharawi people of the Western Sahara. This comes just a few days after Nubenegra’s release of Saharawi guitarist Nayim Alal.
The extraordinary voices heard in Starry Nights in Western Sahara all tell the sad story of the Saharawis. Straddling tradition and innovation, the songs embody the sentiments and experiences of an entire people, a dispossessed nation, longing to return to a free and independent Western Sahara. Produced by Randy Barnwell.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.