Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar

    • desert blues
    • pop music
    • tuareg guitar
    • rock

    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 rock music inspired by Tuareg guitar music. His music first gained attention 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.


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