Date(s) - 09/18/2019
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Mdou Moctar is a guitarist from northern Niger and one of the first musicians to perform a modern electronic adaptation of Tuareg music. Commonly referred to as the Jimi Hendrix of the desert, Moctar shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that sets him apart from his contemporaries.
His latest album, Ilana: The Creator, released in March on Sahel Sounds, is his most ambitious to date. The album was recorded in Detroit and is Moctar’s first true studio album with a live band. The album reaches back into Tuareg folklore for inspiration, riffs on the hypnotic loops of takamba griots, borrows vocal patterns from polyphonic nomad songs and combines it all with Mdou’s signature guitar.