Mdou Moctar Performs For KEXP At THING Festival

Watch the Tuareg guitarist and his band play "Chismiten," "Afrique Victime" and more.

By Nate Todd Sep 27, 2022 1:31 pm PDT

Mdou Moctar delivered a Live On KEXP performance on location at THING Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. The Tuareg guitarist and his band offered songs from their 2021 album Afrique Victime and more for the Seattle independent radio station’s video performance series.

Frontman and lead guitarist Mahamadou “Mdou Moctar” Souleyman, rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, bassist Mikey Coltun and drummer Souleymane Ibrahim got their KEXP session underway with Afrique Victime’s “Ya Habibti.” The quartet continued with the LP’s “Chismiten” followed by the non-Afrique Victime cut “Takoba.” Mdou Moctar closed out their KEXP session with the title track to Afrique Victime.

Watch Mdou Mocar Live On KEXP at Thing Festival below:

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