I’m being well looked after in Nouakchott. Teachers from an International School have put me up in surroundings far different from the wilds of the desert. I met the music teacher at the weekend who works here. He lived in Mali for eight years and plays the kamal ngoni, a traditional stringed west African instrument. I was lucky to hear him rehearsing with the group he manages – Vagabon tribe, and to record this. It’s a beautiful sound, worth  following and supporting. Have a listen here.

Kamal Ngoni