Tuareg guitar phenom Mdou Moctar plays Intuition Ale Works on Tuesday, May 2.
The Niger-bred Moctar is widely praised as a torchbearer for Saharan rock, melding ear-turning modern fret work on his electric guitar with traditional polyrhythms, field recordings and ruminations on love, religion, women’s rights, inequality and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.
Moctar’s latest full-length album, the critically acclaimed 2021 LP Afrique Victime, is not only a showcase of the guitarist’s penchant for pyrotechnics. It captures Moctar and band in full flight, simultaneously displaying combustible energy and effortless synergy.
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Intuition Ale Works
929 E Bay St Jacksonville, FL 32202