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Mdou Moctar Official After Party and Midnight Movie

To celebrate Mdou Moctar's show at Lincoln Center (
Secret Project Robot is excited to present an after party and midnight screening of the film he starred in, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai ("Rain the Color of Red with a Little Blue In It"), a Saharan take on Purple Rain. Drunken Foreigner Band, who will join Mdou Moctar on some tourdates in the coming weeks will perform live, with DJ Kerry Lacy in the bar.  

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai ("Rain the Color of Red with a Little Blue In It")
Dir. Christopher Kirkley | USA - Niger | 2015 | 75 min.

A desert-blues musician competes with rivals, navigates the tender terrain of new love and confronts conflict with his father—in this riveting tribute to Prince’s Purple Rain set amidst the Tuareg music scene of Saharan Niger. Astride his purple motorcycle, an enigmatic guitarist (Mdou Moctar) rides into a desert town looking for fame and love, featuring mesmerizing performances by an electrifying local music scene.

Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg songwriter and musician based in Agadez, Niger, and is one of the first musicians to perform modern electronic adaptations of Tuareg guitar music. He first became famous through a subtle trading network of cellphones and memory cards in West Africa.

Drunken Foreigner Band is a Brooklyn-based ensemble that makes a sprawling psychedelic iteration of the Akha and Lam Lao musics of Thailand and Laos. The great majority of the band's music was learned from cassette tapes of the largely-vocal music traditions, gathered by keyboardist Dave Kadden - a former student and ensemble-member of the legendary Anthony Braxton -- on his trips to Southeast Asia. Comprising members of Sunwatchers, Invisible Circle and other experimental Brooklyn outfits, they are releasing their debut LP "White Guy Disease" on Electric Cowbell Records later this year.

$10 cover. Doors at 10 pm

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