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Mdou Moctar

With “Afrique Victime” the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky ­— boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women’s rights, inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.

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Mdou Moctar Releases ‘Oh France’ In Advance of Friday’s Funeral

On Friday (May 3rd), Mdou Moctar will release its much-anticipated new album, Funeral for Justice. Today, you can hear the record’s penultimate track, “Oh France“, a fiery indictment of French colonialism that stands among the group’s heaviest songs to date. The band was recently profiled by the New York Times, who called Funeral for Justice “A cri de coeur of screaming guitars.” “Us guitar…

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Mdou Moctar – “Imouhar” Live Outside The School (Agadez, Niger)

Mdou Moctar has released a live rendition of his brand new song “Imouhar,” taken from the forthcoming album ‘Funeral for Justice‘ (out May 3), recorded in Agadez, Niger. Bassist / Producer Mikey Coulton said of the new video: At the beginning of 2023 we all met up in Agadez, Niger. It was the first time…

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Mdou Moctar Have A ‘Funeral For Justice’

Funeral For Justice is the new album from Nigerien quartet, Mdou Moctar, arriving in full May 3rd, 2024. Watch a video for the album’s blistering title track below: Recorded at the close of two years spent touring the globe following the release of 2019 breakout Afrique Victime, it captures the band in ferocious form. The…

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Mdou Moctar

Funeral For Justice

05/03/24

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