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Akounak | Zerzura

*Opening Reception: Friday, July 12th | 5pm-7pm
Opening Weekend Hours: July 13th + 14th | 12pm-5pm
Exhibition: July 12th – August 10th
Presented in collaboration Debaser, TIMEKODE and Sahel Sounds
Knot Project Space, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa

In collaboration with Debaser, TIMEKODE and Sahel Sounds, SAW Video's Knot Project Space is pleased to present a special summer exhibition featuring two music-based films from the Sahara: Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai [Rain the Colour of Blue with a Little Red in It] (2015) and Zerzura (2017). *An opening reception, with music by DJ Zattar, will be held Friday, July 12th at Knot Project Space at Arts Court (2 Daly Avenue).

At the heart of each of these works are two musicians from Agadez, Niger: the ‘Hendrix of the Sahara’ Mdou Moctar, and his rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, who star in each film, respectively. SAW Video is excited to present Akounak and Zerzura in advance of a live performance by Mdou Moctar and his band in Ottawa, presented by TIMEKODE, Debaser and Queen St. Fare on Friday, July 26th at Queen St. Fare (170 Queen Street).

For more information about the exhibition (July 12th - August 10th) and to view Knot Project Space hours, please visit:


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