African bootleg MP3 street-market

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5 Responses to “African bootleg MP3 street-market”

  1. digi_owl says:

    Sadly the price pr song is not that informative unless one know the typical local wage.

    Still, the crossover of old and new is interesting. Makes me think of classic cyberpunk scenes of people haggling over disks or cartridges containing bootleg code or illegal ICE breakers.

  2. caipirina says:

    The scene here in Ethiopia is similar … but it is mainly local music … but in terms of movies, right in front on the ‘mall’ that has the main movie theater in Addis Ababa, you can get the movie you just watched for 20 ETB (less than 1$), after some bartering of course. 

    Once I asked if they also have current TV shows … and I was offered porn … well .. the fun of miscommunication is endless :) 

  3. Guido says:

    In Venezuela they have that but mostly for Nintendo DS bootleg cards. A relative got a card with around 120 games. The ones I have seen, are in small malls, but the scene sounds similar. 

  4. Gunker says:

    Surely the headline should be Mauritanian bootleg MP3 market. Africa is not a country !

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