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MDOU MOCTAR

BLUE STAGE SESSIONS

THIRD MAN RECORDS


Format: LP
Cata No: TMR565
Barcode: 813547027146
The Third Man Records Cass Corridor space in Detroit had the distinct pleasure
of hosting and recording one of the most compelling new guitarists of the 21st
century, Mdou Moctar. Mdou is a member of the Tuareg music community
gestating in the remote desert city of Agadez, Niger, “where guitars are king.”
His music fi rst came to the attention of Western music-lovers through the essential
fi eld recording work being done by the good folks at Sahel Sounds, fi rst 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 are more traditionally sparse, polyrhythmic and
deeply psychedelic, with lyrics sung in the style of Tuareg nomadic poets.
His show on the Blue Stage at Third Man Records Cass Corridor was proof of
how special all of this feels, especially in front of a Western audience, most of
whom were seeing Mdou live for the fi rst time. When Mdou took the stage with
guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane and drummer Mahmoud Ahmed Jabra — only
their faces exposed in their tunics and turbans — and began to play, there was a
meditative intrigue that loomed heavy and thick in the room. Though hard to see
clearly Mdou’s precise and rapid-fi re fi ngerwork on his Fender, the audience was
quickly and thoroughly transfi xed by his left-handed virtuosity. By the end of the
psychedelic-guitar-rock-groove-explosion that was their set, it was clear that this
was a show that would be talked about for a very long time.

LP packaging: Direct-to-board LP jacket,

Tracks:

A1. Tarha
A2. Kamane Tarhanine
A3. Ibitilan
A4. Taliat
B1. Adounia
B2. Tarhatazed
B3. Chet Boghassa

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