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