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Resistance Songs: Mdou Moctar's Favourite Music
David McKenna , May 26th, 2021 08:34

From Van Halen to Ali Farka Touré via Bob Marley, Tinariwen and Oumou Sangaré, Mdou Moctar takes us through the thirteen albums, tracks, artists and styles that made him who he is


Bob Marley & The Wailers – ‘Buffalo Soldier’ from Confrontation

I’ve listened to him since I was a kid, but it was only when I grew up that I realised he was a revolutionary and he’s someone who loved peace, so he was a good person. And I also like him because he’s someone who really tried to create his own style. Now he’s not around anymore but people still get something from his work, it’s something that enriches your life. I would like my music to last but I don’t know if it could become like Bob Marley’s music because he did his own thing with reggae and reggae is really widely appreciated around the world, not just by his own people.