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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


Khaira Arby – ‘Goumou’ from Timbuktu Tarab

Khaira Arby is one of the artists I listen to a lot when I’m travelling. I love her voice, she sings in different languages, in Tamachek, in Arabic, and she sings in praise of Islam and has a golden voice, that’s why I like her. I never get tired of it. I haven’t really taken any inspiration from her music but it just makes me happy listening to it.