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Mdou Moctar, with special guest Asuquomo

July 26, 2019 9:00 pm. 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.Asuquomo (aka Morris Ogbowu)Asuquomo is an Ottawa-based musician reclaiming and communicating his own Pan-African narrative with non-verbal spells as verses and spirited folkloric hypnotics as hooks. Asuquomo is as reputable for his storytelling skills as he is for his high energy shows.Tickets available for purchase at The Record Centre, Vertigo Records, and both Compact Music Inc. locations and online via link above19 plus, licensed event. 170 Queen StreetOttawa, ON K1P 5E1.. Event Details. Location: 170 Queen Street, Ottawa