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Sahel Sounds crowdfunding Purple Rain remake in Niger

Christopher Kirkley, label head at Sahel Sounds, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a film based on Prince's Purple Rain and The Harder They Come. Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (which translates to Rain The Colour Of Blue With A Little Red In It) stars Music From Saharan Cellphones guitarist Mdou Moctar and will be shot in Agadez. Written with a Tuareg audience in mind, it will be the first fiction film ever in the Tuareg language, if completed. More details here, and watch a trailer below.