Mdou Moctar (ne) + Hun Hun (be)

Portes : 19:30
Début : 20:30

Prévente: 14€ / Sur place: 17€Tickets

Mdou Moctar (ne)

EN – Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that utterly sets him apart.

Mdou Moctar hails from a small village in central Niger in a remote region steeped in religious tradition. Growing up in an area where secular music was all but prohibited, he taught himself to play on a homemade guitar. In a surprising turn, his songs began to win over local religious leaders with their lyrics of respect, honor, and tradition.

In 2008, Mdou traveled to Nigeria to record his debut album of spacey autotune, drum machine, and synthesizer. The album became a viral hit on the mp3 networks of West Africa, and was later released on the compilation “Music from Saharan Cellphones.” In 2013, he released “Afelan,” compiled from field recordings of his performances recorded in his village. Then he shifted gears, producing and starring in the first Tuareg language film, a remake of Prince’s Purple Rain (“Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in it”). Finally, in 2017, he created a solo folk album, “Sousoume Tamachek”. He played every instrument on the record.

A long time coming, “Ilana” is Mdou’s first true studio album with a live band. Recorded in Detroit by engineer Chris Koltay. Mdou was accompanied by an all-star band: Ahmoudou Madassane’s (Les Filles de Illighadad) lighting fast rhythm guitar, Aboubacar Mazawadje machine gun drums, and Michael Coltun’s structured low-end bass. The album was driven by lots of spontaneity – Mdou’s preferred method of creation – jumping into action whenever inspiration struck. The result is Mdou’s most ambitious record to date.

FR – Mdou Moctar se distingue comme l’un des artistes les plus novateurs de la musique saharienne contemporaine. Ses interprétations non conventionnelles sur base de guitare touareg l’ont propulsé sur les devants d’une scène encombrée. Devenu célèbre pour ses compositions originales et sa poésie, il est un créateur original dans un genre défini par les groupes de reprises. À l’extérieur, où le rock saharien est devenu l’un des principaux exportateurs de musique du continent, il s’est fait un nom grâce à ses mouvements de guitare. Mdou se distingue avec une énergie implacable et frénétique.

Mdou Moctar est originaire d’un petit village du centre du Niger, situé dans une région isolée imprégnée de traditions religieuses. Ayant grandi dans une région où la musique profane était pratiquement interdite, il a appris à jouer sur une guitare qu’il a fabriqué dans du bois. Il lui a fallu des années avant de trouver une “vraie” guitare et d’apprendre à jouer en secret en autodidacte. C’est avec surprise que ses chansons ont commencé à gagner les chefs religieux locaux grâce à ses paroles de respect, d’honneur et de tradition.

Hun Hun (be)

FR – Hun Hun, c’est deux frères jumeaux « siamois » ( Jimmy et Noé Moens ) jouant du synthé, tout en arpentant des sonorités cheap et des mélodies arabisantes. Un trip videodromé vous tend les bras, dans l’univers des vieux films serie b Türk…
EN – Hun Hun is a love story between twin brothers (Jimmy and Noe Moens) experimenting with synthesizers throughout arabic melodies. Their music explore an old universe made of old Turkish movies.