Mammane Sani et son Orgue - Tunan

Mammane Sani is the first musician from Niger that I've knowingly heard and is probably not the best representation of the country's sound (although who am I to say!). From what I can tell, Sani is a leading figure in the country's avant-garde, composing minimalist pieces for the organ that sound without time. His songs almost take the form of Muzak, but for the warm crackle of the recording crackle that gives the music something personal and comforting.

Label: Sahel Records (reissue)
Year: 1978, 2013 (reissue)
Genre: Electronica, Ambient