Mdou Moctar has been called "the Hendrix of the Sahara." Dismissive of the term "world music," he plays a fusion of psychedelia, desert rock, and folk music to create his own form of magic.
Singing primarily in Tamasheq, the artist from Niger covers topics such as imperialism, women’s rights, the natural world, and the oppression of Nigerien people. His latest album, Afrique Victime, received widespread critical acclaim. Rolling Stone Magazine said of the record: "this is how free rock and roll should sound."
Don’t miss out on a chance to hear the unique sounds of this unique artist in the flesh.
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