Posts Tagged ‘music’

South African MC Sifiso Sudan selling mixtapes via Blackberry

{ Posted on Jul 25 2012 by Bill Zimmerman }
From Sudan recently released his new mixtape ‘Rage against the machine’ directly through his Blackberry, cutting out any labels or middle men. He made a deal with airtime merchants that enables him to sell his latest mixtape from his BBM at ...Read More »

Music for Saharan Cellphones

{ Posted on Oct 12 2011 by Bill Zimmerman }
The compilation album “Music for Saharan Cellphones” is an incredible collection of tracks scraped (and later remixed) from the memory cards of mobile phones in Ivory Coast, Mali, Algeria and Niger. In much of West Africa, cellphones are used as ...Read More »

Podcasting the Blues From Cameroon

{ Posted on Oct 22 2008 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Last April I blogged about Roland Boula (see the “Blues Scholar”) and his solitary existence as the caretaker of Madison Park, a small beach resort outside of Limbe. Roland has remained one of my closest and most trusted friends ...Read More »

When iPods Fail

{ Posted on May 11 2008 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Having ready access to music, I’ve found, is key to weathering any number of trials in Cameroon. Over the last two years my trusty iPod has performed faithfully and helped me to maintain a measure of sanity through the ...Read More »

Blues Scholar

{ Posted on Apr 24 2007 by Bill Zimmerman }
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Roland Boula is the sole resident and caretaker of Madison Park, a swath of beachfront property hacked from the lush green coast of Batoke, a small fishing village some kilometers outside of Limbe. Batoke typically goes unnoticed to the ...Read More »