Under the radar event of the month: 'Sahel Sounds' at Trinosophes this Wednesday

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MDOU MOCTAR WITH FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD, SUBJECT OF FILMS AND MUSIC TO BE PLAYED AT TRINOSOPHES. COURTESY PHOTO.
  • Mdou Moctar with Filles de Illighadad, subject of films and music to be played at Trinosophes. Courtesy photo.

Wednesday, 4/19: 'An evening with Sahel Sounds' @ Trinosophes

Both Christopher Kirkley and Karen Antunes, who run the exceptional record labels Sahel Sounds and Songs from Home, will be here on Wednesday, April 19 at Trinosophes. They're visiting from Portland, Ore. to show film clips, music videos, and collected footage from travels throughout West Africa (including a sneak peek at the film Zerzura: the Saharan Acid Western).




Their releases span the celebrated Tuareg guitarists Mdou Moctar and Les Filles de Illighadad (our music editor’s favorite record from 2017); the revelatory Music from Saharan Cellphones series; the master of meditative synth music, Mammane Sanni Abdoulaye; and the Moctar-starring feature film Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (a Tuareg "answer" to Purple Rain).


These people are geniuses; do not miss this. Doors at 8 p.m.; 1464 Gratiot Ave., trinosophes.com; $7 suggested donation.



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