Palace of the Winds
Amazing footage of musicians from across Western Sahara, courtesy of Sublime Frequencies.
Dir: Hisham Mayet USA 2009, 52 minutes With: Group Doueh, Group Marwani, Sadoum Oueld Aida
Following on from last year's showing of Sumatran Folk Cinema, here's the latest DVD from the open-eared Sublime Frequencies label. Amazing footage of musicians from across Western Sahara – including Group Doueh, visitors to the UK on the recent SF tour – has been pieced together into a dream-like desert travelogue. A shaky VHS document of qawaali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan's first gig outside Asia, at the Luxor, Balsall Heath in 1980.