NOTE: This article has been revised to correct artist and track names. It appears that the tags on the author’s copy were incorrect and inverted these items. Music is Good regrets this error.
As with most blogs Music is Good’s Blogroll is where we advertise some of our favorite internet outposts. Unlike some blogs, however, not all of the links there are technically blogs.
One of the non-blog sites listed on our Blogroll is Kickstarter.com (if you’re not familiar with Kickstarter, I strongly encourage you to check it out). On September 22, I was looking for interesting projects on Kickstarter and stumbled upon Music from Saharan Cellphones, “a compilation of music collected from memory cards of cellular phones in the Sahara desert.” Apparently, in West Africa folks use their cellphones to house their music collections (which are often tracks that are otherwise unreleased) and they swap songs via Bluetooth transfers. In 2010, Christopher Kirkley, the man behind Music from Saharan Cellphones, brought a bunch of these tracks back to the States and released some on cassettes that were soon ripped to the internet and widely spread.
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