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Mdou Moctar, Boogarins

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Jerome Fino
MDOU MOCTAR
Tuesday September 10, 2019 07:30 pm EDT
Cost: $18-$20
Mdou Moctar’s Ilana (The Creator) is one of 2019’s best albums, a thrilling collision of reliable African melodies, modern rock ‘n’ roll beats, and electric guitar playing that pushes the traditional Tuareg sound through a psychedelic prism. Live, though, Moctar — a self-taught musician from rural Niger — is an entirely different experience. Backed by a killer band, he regularly plays faster and faster until his hypnotic songs morph into a sort of swirling electrical storm of sound and rhythm. After gaining popularity via African MP3 networks, Moctar’s star has been rising globally thanks in part to his partnership with the terrific Sahel Sounds record label. See him live and you’ll see why the sky is his only limit. — BEN SALMON
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