Mahamadou Souleymane (born c. 1984 or 1986), known professionally as Mdou Moctar (also M.dou Mouktar), is a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Agadez, Niger who performs modern adaptations of Tuareg guitar music. He first gained notice through a trading network of cellphones and memory cards in West Africa. He has released five solo albums and sings in the Tamasheq language. He plays guitar in the takamba and assouf styles.
presents Mdou Moctar performs live in the KEXP studio. Recorded May 25, 2018.
Host: DJ Rhythma
Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs
Cameras: Alaia D’Alessandro, Scott Holpainen & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore