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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You don't even need to read the info to know they are singing of peace and love energy. this is such pure music -- not in a fetishization of ethnic music kinda way. it's so clear that this all resonates from a heart center. the recordings are raw and encapsulate sitting literally anywhere except a recording studio making music. love this to pieces. sumptuous