Friday Music Series: Mdou Moctar

Mdou Moctar, a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Agadez, Niger, and his trio will play a rocking and raw electric set of original compositions sung in the Tuareg language, specifically a mixture of dialects from Aïr and Azawagh. The Georgetown University Friday Music Series features acclaimed artists in free concerts at 1:15 p.m. on select Fridays.

McNEIR HALL, NEW NORTH BUILDING
FREE

 

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FILM SCREENING
Co-presented with GU Film & Media Studies Program

Thurs., Oct. 12 | 7 p.m.

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazouhai (Rain the Color of Blue with a Little Red In It)
Directed by Christopher Kirkley in collaboration with Mdou Moctar and Jerome Fino


“‘Purple Rain’ Falls on the Sahara in Brilliant African Adaptation” —Rolling Stone

Shot in 10 days, this homage to Prince’s 1984 Purple Rain is a revolutionary story of one musician’s struggle to make it, against all odds, in the winner-takes-all Tuareg guitar scene of Niger. The title is a literal translation of Purple Rain (the Tuareg language has no word for Purple)—a nod to the film’s unlikely origins and the difficulties of translating ideas across cultures.
New South Film Screening Room | FREE

Friday, October 13 at 1:15pm

McNeir Auditorium
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Arts, Music, Community, Student Events, Cultural

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni, Public

Departments

Georgetown College, Performing Arts

Website

http://performingarts.georgetown.edu

Cost

FREE

Presenter

Georgetown University Music Program

Open to the public and the press?

yes

Event Contact Name

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