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The Tuareg, which is to be compared with Hendrix

The new Prince, the new King, the new Queen, the new Godfather, the new daughter, the new Cousin – here is a series of your favorite Genre – Funk, Rock ’n’ Roll, Pop, Soul, Rhythm ’n’ Blues, nose flute-ethno groove. The pop culture, this conservative Genre that celebrates new talent in the loved one as a Rebranding of the old, which includes that every Young compared to this Ancient. "Retroactive" called by the English music journalist Simon Reynolds in his brilliant polemic about the revitalization of the present through the recycling of the past.

Like many of the Bands career were destroyed moderately, as you declared them the heirs to the Beatles? How many jazz trumpeters you must first blow Miles Davis, in order to survive as a soloist? How long it is going to be a scout is to be fixed compared to Woodstock?

Now it has met a young Nigerien singer, songwriter and guitarist Mdou Moctar, who grew up as a Berber in a desert village. And carved his first Instrument himself, and it Velobremskabel as strings aufspannte.

The distorted Howl of his Stratocaster

"I come from a religious family in which music was not welcome," quoted by the "Guardian". The same newspaper that understands quite a bit of music, referred to Moctar to as "the Hendrix of the Sahara". The comparison would flatter the musicians, especially since Moctar called guitarists such as Hendrix, Prince or Van Halen as a model. Only you can hear this in his music.

What has Moctar with Hendrix have in common is this: Both are black, self-taught and left-handed. And otherwise? Hendrix has made the Blues brood, he played him first from the ground up and learned, and then tore apart. His playing was lyrical in its melodic variety, sound but overdriven and aggressive in dynamics, he combined the distorted Howl of his Stratocaster with the Feedback of the amplifier. Moctar is not stroking the strings, rather, his game pointed sound, hard wax instead of deafening.

"music is not working incestuous, but a bastard."

in Addition, the two have an incompatible technique: Hendrix, attacked his guitar with the Pick, although he could play all the races with the right Handle. He stained his solos, and let the sounds running into each other. His young colleague strikes the strings with the fingers like so many African musicians, he preferred a clear, warm tone with the distortion yet rare, albeit increasingly on "Ilana", his new Album.

What else is striking in the coverage of the game Tuareg: As with so many young musicians from an African country, the angel refers to Saxon press, on their Western influences. The comparison is stating the Obvious: music is not working incestuous, but bastard, you dance on all weddings, has many lovers. That's why mestizos are often the nicer people, that's why multi bring about cultural cities, and it is a Tuareg Hendrix should be allowed to love without being compared to it. The best remedy for indifference to difference.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 24.03.2019, 21:43 PM

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