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Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla
Cüneyt Sepetci
DJ Fett
DJ Raph
Hailu Mergia
Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force
Ogoya Nengo & The Dodo Women's Group
Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers
Stella Chiweshe
Sourakata Koite
The Master Musicians of Jajouka
Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla

(Sahel Sounds, Nouakchott)

Synth freakout from the Sahara, Mauritanian WZN (literally “instrumental music”) has emerged as pop music, blaring out of taxi cabs and cassette shops throughout the country. Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla is one of the country's biggest stars. Performing in lavish weddings of Nouakchott with a troupe of percussionists, Ahmed's signature style is dynamic and ambitious, shredding over the keys with flourishes (like playing with his elbows and head!). Hypnotic and tranced out, Ahmedou Ahmed Lowla transports Mauritanian classical music into technological futures, like a drug-free baroque rave under the open air of the Sahara.

Booking / Tour

late April to mid-May


27.04. FR Nantes Le Lieu Unique
28.04. FR Paris Le Chinois
30.04. CH Basel Kaschemme
01.05. CH Genève Cave 12
02.05. CH Lausanne Le Bourg
03.05. CH Düdingen Bad Bonn
04.05. BE Gent De Koer
05.05. BE Antwerpen Het Bos
06.05. NL Rotterdam OCCII
07.05. NL Rotterdam Pantropical
08.05. DE Augsburg Grandhotel Cosmopolis
09.05. DE Berlin Klunkerkranich
10.05. NO Oslo Kafé Hærverk
11.05. SE Göteborg Oceanen
12.05. SE Stockholm Fasching