Coffee + Bakery

  • 742 Congress Street
  • Portland, Maine 04102
  • (207) 760-4440

Cafe + Roastery

  • 122 Anderson Street
  • Portland, Maine 04101
  • (207) 760-4440

Our Story

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Where to Buy



Online Ordering

  • Same Day Pickup
  • Available Wed-Mon
  • 7:45am-10:15am

Special Orders

  • Future, Bulk Orders
  • Great for events with 20 people or more

Mdou Moctar - Ilana (The Creator)



July 2019 selection for The Good Thing

How fortuitous it turned out to be that I stumbled upon Mdou Moctar’s prior, super chill-masterpiece, Sousoume Tamachek, while doing some late night coffee shop bookkeeping. I could not help but share it with anyone who would listen. Even more adventitious was finding out that he was about to release a new album just a few weeks later. That album was in fact this ripper that you hold in your hands right now. And surely the most serendipitous cherry on top of this whole story was that Mdou Moctar and his amazing band came all the way from Niger to play for the fine folks of Portland, ME last week at SPACE. It was all too much. We had no choice but to share this record with you, our delightful club members. - Will Pratt 7/8/19

Tracklist :

1. Kamane Tarhanin 05:08
2. Asshet Akal 04:50
3. Inizgam 01:24
4. Anna 04:32
5. Takamba 02:49
6. Tarhatazed 07:27
7. Wiwasharnine 03:37
8. Ilana 04:45
9. Tumastin 04:21