Mdou Moctar is a guitarist from Tchin-tabaradene, Niger. "Anar" is an autotuned love ballad, a huge success on cellphones throughout the Sahara. In 2011, Portland band BRAINSTORM recorded a cover of the hit complete with homophone English lyrics.
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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. Amy Plumb