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September 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Limited unreserved seating
Presented in collaboration with Lincoln Center
This concert at Lincoln Center will be the New York City premiere of Mdou Moctar and his band. In the somewhat crowded scene of Tuareg guitarists, Mdou Moctar 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 hails from Abalak, located in the Azawagh desert of Niger. A self-taught guitar player, he released his first album Anar in 2008 and it became an instant success throughout the MP3 networks of West Africa. In 2013, he released his first international album, Afelan on the Sahel Sounds record label, featuring rocking and raw sessions recorded live at his hometown in Niger. Mdou also 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.
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