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Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

Highlighted by Barack Obama as one of his favourite albums of 2021, Mdou Moctar’s album Afrique Victime positively shakes with ‘guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, field recordings, and poetic meditations on love, religion, and politics’. The Saharan guitarist built his first electric guitar out of bicycle cables, and his early songs from the late noughties circulated via Bluetooth and mp3 networks. Since then he’s garnered international acclaim as his sound has moved from auto-tuned vocals and acoustic guitar to a blazing live-band sound. Now he’s a president’s favourite, and he’ll bring his joyous, communal music to Green Man this August.

Country: Niger

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