Christopher Kirkley

Christopher Kirkley
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Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Cinema/tv

Christopher Kirkley is an American film editor, film director, scriptwriter, music & film producer known for Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai / Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red in It (2015, LM fiction), I Sing the Desert Electric (2013, CM) and A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records (2014).

Christopher Kirkley is an music collector and archivist focused on the Sahel of West Africa. His work examines contemporary popular musics in the evolving technological landscape, the interplay of localized traditions with transglobal influences, and new modes of cultural transmission. He releases records under the label Sahel Sounds ( and maintains a blog exploring arts and music of the region.


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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