Troupe École Tudu - Oyiwane
Sweet and sublime recordings from elementary school group in Northern Niger from the 1980s. All-girl group accompanied by their instructor on the guitar, recalling Guinean folk and early Ali Farka Touré. Folkloric songs, praising culture, tradition, and emphasising importance of education to nomadic world. A very important recording in the history of Nigerien music that would go on to form the base of the modern female music troupes. Originally released on cassette in 1985, re-stored and remastered for the first time outside of Niger. Accompanied with liner notes w/ song translations.