Mdour Moctar- Afrique Victime

Mdour Moctar- Afrique Victime

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Label: Matador

Released 2021

Mdou Moctar is a member of the vibrant Tuareg music community gestating in the remote desert city of Agadez, Niger, “where guitars are king.” His music first came to the attention of Western music-lovers through the essential field recording work being done by the good folks at Sahel Sounds, first on their 2010 compilation Music From Saharan Cellphones. While much of Tuareg music has become more distorted, faster and bombastic as of late, Mdou’s soundscapes focus on the traditionally sparse, polyrhythmic and deeply psychedelic, with lyrics sung in the style of Tuareg nomadic poets. Meditative, prodigious and inviting, this live recording from TMR Detroit's Blue Stage is a taste of why Mdou's show is an absolute must-see.

Track listing:

  1. Chismiten
  2. Taliat
  3. Ya Habibti
  4. Tala Tannam
  5. Untitled
  6. Asdikte Akal
  7. Layla
  8. Afrique Victime
  9. Bismilahi Atagah