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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 the band was all together in Agadez in years. It felt special. The idea was to set up a bunch of generator shows throughout Agadez in that week and record it all. ‘Outside The School’ was one of the very first locations we shot. We set up all the gear, plugged in a generator that powered the lights, amps, and recording setup, and handed out a couple Iphones on gimbels to a couple of our friends, Guichene, and Ahmoudou with the one instruction, ‘don’t hit the stop button’. With no advertisement ahead of time for these shows the kids heard the music, and they came. When they hear Mdou Moctar, they freak out.

The word Imouhar is the Tuareg equivalent to “brother” or “comrade.” It’s a familial way to say “Tuareg people” that expresses a shared bond.