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Mdou Moctar / + guests tba
7:00 PM on Monday Mar. 16th
SAW Gallery, 67 Nicholas St.
Price: $15 advance

Mdou Moctar
Agadez, Niger / Sahel Sounds

with special guests TBA

presented by Debaser and TIMEKODE

$15 limited advance tickets:

pay what you can tickets available, email to claim one

Licensed / 19+
fully accessible to those with restricted mobility and all genders

This event takes place on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Donations will be collected for Minwaashin Lodge Programs

Attendees, artists and staff are expected to respect one another. Zero tolerance for violence, aggression, oppressive behaviour or language, or bullying. If you are currently implicated in an accountability process, please ensure you are respecting the space and well-being of those you have affected.


Mdou Moctar immediately stands out as one of the most innovative artists in contemporary Saharan music. His unconventional interpretations of Tuareg guitar and have pushed him to the forefront of a crowded scene. Back home, he’s celebrated for his original compositions and verbose poetry, an original creator in a genre defined by cover bands. In the exterior, where Saharan rock has become one of the continents biggest musical exports, he’s earned a name for himself with his guitar moves. Mdou shreds with a relentless and frenetic energy that puts his contemporaries to shame.