Nigerien PURPLE RAIN remake “Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai” hosted by The Chicago Cinema Society.


Starring real life guitarist, Mdou Moctar, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai is the first-ever Tuareg language feature, and a remake of Prince’s Purple Rain. Akounak tells the universal story of a musician trying to make it against all odds, set against the backdrop of the raucous subculture of Tuareg guitar. Mdou must battle fierce competition from jealous musicians, overcome family conflicts, and endure the trials of love – all while coming to terms with one of the biggest barriers: himself. Musicologist/director Christopher Kirkley first heard the music of Moctar on cellphones in the Sahara and Sahel, where he has been living, traveling and recording music since 2009, then visited him in Niger and recorded a full length album.


Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai
Digital Projection
Location: Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N Clark St. 60640
March 25th at 8:00pm
March 27th at 7:00pm
Ticket price: $9.00


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