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18/8 Blues från öknen Mdou Moctar – Tuareg (Niger)

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18/8 Blues från öknen Mdou Moctar – Tuareg (Niger)

Kajkanten, Bohusläns Museum kl 19.00 Entré 100:-

Biljetter köpes i entrén till Restaurang Kajkanten i samband med konserten. Inget förköp.

Konsert med ett av de största namnen inom tuareg-scenen. Mdou Moctar från Abalak i Azawagh-öknen i Niger

Mdou Moctar´s musik beskrivs som en blandning av rå Tuareg-rock och öken-blues. Melankoliska låtar med texter om smärtsam kärlek och brustna hjärtan ackompanjerat av distade gitarrer och vackra melodier från Sahara´s öken.

Mdou Moctar har både huvudrollen och har skapat filmmusiken till Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Rain the Color Blue with a little Red in it)som nu visas på biografer runt om i världen. Filmen är framför allt inspirerad av Prince´s klassiska Purple Rain från 1984 men även av Jimmy Cliff´s The Harder They Come från 1973 och den sägs vara den första långfilmen som utspelas på tuaregernas egna språk Tamashek. Mdou Moctar spelar sig själv som en självlärd gitarrist som försöker skapa en musikkarriär i Agadez i Nigeria. Förutom fantastisk musik ger filmen en spännande inblick i livet i Agadez, staden där “gitarristen är kung”.

Mdou Moctar: Gitarr & sång, Madassane Ahmoudou: Kompgitarr, Mahmoud Ajakarkar: Trummor

I samarbete med Bohusläns museum, Kajkanten, Studiefrämjandet, Janssons musik och Kulturföreningen Uddevallakassetten.


https://www.facebook.com/mdoumoctarofficial/
http://sahelsounds.com/mdou-moctar/

In the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou stands apart from his peers. One of the few original singer/songwriters willing to experiment and push the boundaries of the genre, his unconventional styles have won him accolades both in Niger and abroad.

Mdou Moctar hails from Abalak, in the Azawagh desert of Niger. He taught himself the guitar at a young age on a homemade instrument. Inspired by returning Ishumar, Mdou traveled the road to Libya where he traveled and worked odd jobs. As chance had, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies. He returned home with a guitar and a dream.

Rising to the status as local celebrity, in 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record his first album “Anar” – a psychedelic electronic album of Tuareg guitar, became an instant success throughout the mp3 networks of West Africa. “Tahoultine,” one of the standout tracks, was later featured on the compilation “Music from Saharan Cellphones.”

In 2013, he released his first international album, “Afelan,” rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger. This was followed by the 2014 vinyl release of “Anar.” In 2015, he starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, a fictional story of the struggle of a guitarist trying to make it against all odds in Agadez. The film continues to be screened at festivals around the world.

He has toured throughout Europe and North America.

PRESS CLIPPINGS
Guardian The playlist: the best Middle Eastern and North African music of 2015 Dec 2015

Village Voice Guitar Great Mdou Moctar Stars in Niger’s Own Purple Rain May 2015

Rolling Stone ‘Purple Rain’ Falls on the Sahara May 2015

BBC Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and the blues Nov 2015

Liberation Purple rain du désert Mar 2015

DISCOGRAPHY
Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 1 (Sahel Sounds)

Music from Saharan Cellphones Vol. 2 (Sahel Sounds)

Mdou Moctar/Brainstorm – Anar (Sahel Sounds)

Mdou Moctar – Afelan (Sahel Sounds)

Porches/Mdou Split (Seagreen Records)

Mdou Moctar – Anar (Sahel Sounds)

Mdou Moctar – Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai OST (Sahel Sounds)

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