Mdou Moctar Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
Similar to Mdou Moctar:
Tinariwen, Arthur Russell, Marisa Anderson, Hailu Mergia, Steve Gunn, Bombino, Amanaz, Michael Hurley, Francis Bebey, Imarhan, Tamikrest
Live album by Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar recorded live at Third Man Records' Cass Corridor space. Moctar is a virtuoso on the guitar and you can feel utter adoration of the Detroit crowd as they lay witness to his Blue Stage Sessions. For this performance he was accompanied by band mates Ahmoudou Madassane and Mahmoud Ahmed Jabra on guitar and drums.
Here we have a different take on the rich Tuareg guitar sound to the kind of material we usually hear circulated in the west (think Tinariwen and Group Inerane). Mdou Moctar records solo, layering his guitar and voice (and some sparse other instrumentation) into some superbly minimal and intimate recordings. LP release on Sahel Sounds.