Mdou Moctar, Asuquomo
$15 advance, $20 door
From the Promoter
TIMEKODE, Debaser and Queen St. Fare are proud + excited to present Mdou Moctar: Nigerien Tuareg guitar shredder and Sahel Sounds recording artist.
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.
with special guest
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.
His 2019 debut single, Wide Awake, is an entrancing gyration; energetic and highly engaging. Wide Awake premiered in May 2019 at Canadian Music Week with a self-directed music video which was shot at his birthplace in Nigeria.
Asuquomo (formerly performing under his own name, Morris Ogbowu) is currently working on a debut EP and will be playing live gigs throughout summer 2019.
Tickets $15 advance + service fees
Available for purchase at The Record Centre, Vertigo Records, and both Compact Music Inc. locations + online via link above
19+ / licensed
*We acknowledge this event takes place on stolen territory of the Algonquin nation, and we recognize Algonquin peoples as the original keepers of this land.
**We welcome all people who refrain from harmful behaviour, including harassment, violence, and violation of consent. We strive to maintain a safer space for survivors of abuse and those subject to systemic oppression, and reserve the right to as perpetrators of harmful behaviour to leave.