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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Mdou Moctar (first US tour for this Tuareg rock group!)

with Drunken Foreigner Band, Spirit Cooker


Time: 9:00PM

Admission: $10 advance/ $12 day of show | All Ages

Doors: 8:00PM

Kings is proud to present Mdou Moctar on his first US tour!

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 (see below *), 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” via Sahel Sounds, 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.

September 21st
FILM— “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai” starring Mdou Moctar
FREE SCREENING + TICKET GIVEAWAYS

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Monday, January 22nd

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Thursday, January 25th

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Friday, January 26th

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