Afelan

by Mdou Moctar

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Amy Jeffcock
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Amy Jeffcock This song makes me smile everytime I hear it :) I also love the last track Idagi Achinane - I don't understand the lyrics but I find it really moving. The whole album is great - it's a favourite now. Favorite track: Maheyega Assouf Igan.
Rob Stenson
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Rob Stenson Tahoultine — completely arresting Favorite track: Tahoultine.
Aaron Colter
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Aaron Colter More great music brought to the States from Sahel Sounds!
Michał Wieczorek
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Michał Wieczorek The rawest Tuareg rock album since "Guitar Music from Agadez, vol. 1" by the great Groupe Inerane. Favorite track: Issusahid Elwaname.
Al Wood
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Al Wood I was blown away by Chet Boghassa. One of the most raw and energetic rock and roll guitar tracks I've ever heard. Favorite track: Chet Boghassa.
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Tuareg rock from Niger's singer-songwriter Mdou Moctar. Tales of anguished love and broken hearts, plus some well known classics. Famous for his autotuned studio sessions popular on West African cellphones, here Mdou performs live. Recorded on location in Niger, electrifying, distorted and blown out guitar balances with sweet melodies of Saharan folk.

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released July 17, 2013

Recorded in Tchin-Tabaradene, Niger
Photo by Christopher Kirkley
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