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Music Planet - Algeria

Duration: 11:03

Andy Kershaw travels to the far south of Algeria and the small town of Djanet. He marvels at the beauty of this vast desert and listens to music inspired by the Sahara. Here, he meets and records the Bali family and finds them mourning the recent death of their father - who drowned in the desert.

Available since: Thu 20 Jan 2011

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Music Planet Deserts

Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran explore the music of desert communities.

First broadcast: 20 Jan 2011

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