Just finished up the new music video for Mdou Moctar’s “Anar” (previously) – inspired by the lovelorn ballad using a pastiche of footage from the 1984 film “Tuareg – The Desert Warrior,” an Italian Spaghetti “Western”. The video is also available in 3GP format, the preferred video format for cellphones in West Africa – available here – and the video is currently en route to Niger via Facebook.
The autotune jam has been covered by Portland’s BRAINSTORM, complete with homophone Tamashek to English lyrics. The artists will be sharing a split 7″ dropping this next Tuesday, August 14th. Portland heads should swing by Holocene for the official release party.