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The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy., Charleston, SC
Sunday, May 5, 2019, 8:30 – 9:30pm

“Mdou Moctar
w/ Mechanical River

730 doors
830 show
$13 adv/$15 dos

Genre
Genre Tamashek guitar or ‘Assouf, Desert Rock

Hometown
Abalak, Niger

Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart.

Mdou Moctar hails from a small village in central Niger in a remote region steeped in religious tradition. Growing up in an area where secular music was all but prohibited, he taught himself to play on a homemade guitar cobbled together out of wood. It was years before he found a “real” guitar and taught himself to play in secret. His immediately became a star amongst the village youth.”

Event Type: Concert
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