Niger’s Mdou Moctar Plays Westgermany

Wednesday, July 16

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Playing tonight at Berlin’s Westgermany venue from 21:00, Niger born musician Mdou Moctar will take to the stage in a rare chance to catch the Tuareg guitarist in Europe. In a somewhat crowded Tuareg scene, 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.

Hailing from Abalak in the Azawagh desert, Mdou Moctar taught himself the guitar at a young cialis online 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 it, he would meet some of the now famous guitarists and further his musical studies, returning home with a guitar and a dream. Rising to the status as local celebrity, in 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record canadian pharmacy meds his first album Anar – a psychedelic electronic album of Tuareg guitar, which 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 best canadian pharmacy Cellphones.


In 2013, Mdou released his first international album, Afelane, rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger, and a more recent activity sees him starring in Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai, a feature film set in Niger exploring the Tuareg guitar scene in Agadez. Directed by filmmakers Chris Kirkley and Jerome Fino, the film started life as a shared joke, as they imagined a Tuareg remake of Prince‘s cult classic Purple Rain, but soon became a reality, finding the perfect lead in Mdou. With filming set to my canadian pharmacy resume in February, the film sees the renowned Tuareg

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guitarist and Northern African cellphone music star struggling to make it in the face of fierce competition, and the trials and tribulations of daily life.

Entitled Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (translating roughly as “Rain the Colour of Blue with a little Red in it,”) Chris Kirkley and Jerome Fino’s film will cialis otc switch mark the first time a feature picture has been shot entirely in the Tuareg language. In addition to its distinctive aesthetic, the “stylised fictional tale,” serves as an homage to both Purple Rain and The Harder They Come, and promises to spark a welcomed debate about the ban on music in northern Mali; a move which threatened to cripple a fundamental aspect of Tuareg culture.

All event info here. Programmed by Edition Festsaal, Eine Welt aus Hack, and Since The Devil how long does cialis last for Is Gone I Mostly Feel Lonely.

StartWednesday, July 16
AddressSkalitzer Str. 133, Berlin
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