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Synästhesie 2019 Was A Unique, Idiosyncratically Berlin Festival

Over the last couple years, there's been a small but growing festival called Synästhesie taking place in Berlin. Its roots are very much specific to…
Ryan Leas | November 18, 2019 - 12:45 pm

Best New Bands

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the…
Stereogum | October 16, 2019 - 11:30 am

Band To Watch

Artist To Watch: Mdou Moctar

Ever since the Malian "desert blues" band Tinariwen began to build an international audience at the dawn of the millennium, a steady stream of Saharan…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2019 - 11:00 am

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Mdou Moctar – “Ibitlan”

Last year, the Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar made quite a splash Stateside with his new album Ilana (The Creator). Though it was hardly the 34-year-old's…
Ryan Leas | February 11, 2020 - 3:02 pm

Best New Bands

The 40 Best New Bands Of 2019

Every autumn here at Stereogum, we look long and hard at the last 12 months and pinpoint which new artists make us excited about the…
Stereogum | October 16, 2019 - 11:30 am

Stream Mdou Moctar’s New Album Ilana: The Creator

Earlier this month, we made Saharan guitar protege Mdou Moctar an Artist To Watch. His upcoming album Ilana (The Creator) is out next Friday, but…
Keely Quinlan | March 21, 2019 - 2:30 pm

Mdou Moctar – “Wiwasharnine”

Tuareg singer-songwriter and Prince stand-in Mdou Moctar has a new full-length album on the horizon called Ilana (The Creator). Today he’s shared the second single,…
Connor Duffey | February 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm

Premiere

Mdou Moctar – “Kamane Tarhanin”

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar makes blistering and gritty psych rock. He’s an experimentalist who’s gained recognition from frenetic live shows, 2011’s Auto-Tune compilation Music From
Gil Green | January 15, 2019 - 10:00 am