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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:

“Funeral For Justice”

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 music is louder, faster, and more wild. The guitar solos are feedback-scorched and the lyrics are passionately political. Nothing is held back or toned down.

The songs on Funeral For Justice speak unflinchingly to the plight of Niger and of the Tuareg people. “This album is really different for me,” explains Moctar, the band’s singer, namesake, and indisputably iconic guitarist. “Now the problems of terrorist violence are more serious in Africa. When the US and Europe came here, they said they’re going to help us, but what we see is really different. They never help us to find a solution.”

Funeral For Justice is out May 3rd, via Matador Records, on Black & Limited Blood Red Vinyl, along with CD