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Mdou Moctar Shares New “Afrique Victime” Documentary

Afrique Victime Out Now via Matador

Sep 16, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar has shared a new documentary depicting the days leading up the release of his most recent album, Afrique Victime. The 10-minute short film features Moctar and his band preparing for the album’s release in Niamey, Niger. The footage was mainly shot by bassist Mikey Coltun, who flew into Niger in December 2020 to be with his band. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Sharon Van Etten and Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, and More

Plus Lucy Dacus, POND, Gruff Rhys, CHAI, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

May 21, 2021

Welcome to the 19th Songs of the Week of 2021. This week there was finally a ceasefire in the latest Israeli Palestinian conflict. More

May 21, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar has released a new album, Afrique Victime, today via Matador. Now that it’s out, you can stream the whole thing here. Also, on Thursday we posted our new interview with Moctar and on Wednesday we posted our review of the album. More

Mdou Moctar Shares New Song “Taliat” and Announces Fall U.S. Tour Dates

Afrique Victime Due Out This Friday via Matador

May 18, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar is releasing a new album Afrique Victime, this Friday via Matador. Now he has shared another song from the album, “Taliat,” and announced some new fall U.S. tour dates. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Mdou Moctar, Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth, St. Vincent, and More

Plus Sons of Kemet, CHAI, Storefront Church, POND, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Apr 02, 2021

Welcome to the 12th Songs of the Week of 2021. In the nation was gripped (or more accurately, traumatized) by the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer charged with murdering George Floyd. More

Mdou Moctar Shares Video for New Song “Afrique Victime”

Afrique Victime Due Out May 21 on Matador

Apr 01, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar has shared the title track from his upcoming album Afrique Victime, due out May 21 via Matador. An accompanying video for an edited version of the song, which originally clocks in at seven and a half minutes, has also been released. More

Mar 25, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar has released a live performance of “Tala Tannam,” a song from his upcoming album Afrique Victime, which is due out May 21 via Matador. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Japanese Breakfast, St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu, Ratboys, and More

Plus Silk Sonic, Mdou Moctar, James, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Mar 05, 2021

Welcome to the eighth Songs of the Week of 2021. It was a fairly quiet week on the news front, with President Joe Biden’s pandemic stimulus bill getting closer to passing in the Senate, but without a minimum wage hike. More

Mar 02, 2021

Tuareg guitarist Mdou Moctar has announced a new album, Afrique Victime, which will be out on May 21 via Matador. Moctar has shared a video for a song from the album titled “Tala Tannam.” The video was filmed in Niamey, Niger and was directed by Cem Misirlioglu. More



Interviews

Mdou Moctar on “Afrique Victime”

Sharing a Message With the World

May 19, 2021

Mdou Moctar is a Nigerien guitar virtuoso, but he’ll be the last to admit his virtuosity. He’s far more humble than that. More


Reviews

May 20, 2021

Tuareg songwriter/guitarist Mdou Moctar first wriggled into broader consciousness a decade ago with “Tahoultine,” a song on the compilation Music from Saharan Cellphones. More