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Mdou Moctar Announce Remix Album, Share New Remix of “Taliat”

Afrique Refait Due Out April 19 via Matador

Apr 14, 2022

Mdou Moctar have announced a remixed version of their 2021 album Afrique Victime, which will be out on April 19 via Matador. The album features remixes and appearances by a handful of African electronic artists. The group have shared a remix of the track “Taliat,” featuring MC Dougis and remixed by Ray Sapienz. More

Mdou Moctar Share Previously Unreleased Song “Nakanegh Dich”

Afrique Victime Digital Deluxe Version Out This Thursday via Matador

Feb 22, 2022

This Thursday (Feb. 24), Mdou Moctar will be releasing a digital deluxe version of their newest album, Afrique Victime. It will feature nine additional songs, including live tracks and demos of songs from the album. A previously unreleased track, “Nakanegh Dich,” has been shared by the band today. More

Jan 26, 2022

Steve Gunn has shared a new EP, entitled Nakama, which consists of reimaginings of songs from his newest album, Other You. The five-song set features remixes and collaborations with Mdou Moctar, Circuit des Yeux, Natural Information Society, and Bing & Ruth. More

Jan 07, 2022

2021 began and ended in a state of uncertainty, but was still a fruitful year for new music. Here are Under the Radar‘s 100 favorite albums from the year. More

Jan 05, 2022

Mdou Moctar has announced a set of North American tour dates for winter 2022. Several dates on the tour coincide with the band’s previously announced supporting act dates for Parquet Courts. More

Watch Mdou Moctar’s Boiler Room Session

Afrique Victime Out Now via Matador

Dec 07, 2021

Mdou Moctar performed a Boiler Room Session back in November, and the full performance video has just been put out. Filmed in Niger, the 30-minute clip features a solo guitar performance from Moctar as he performs several songs from his previous two studio albums, this year’s Afrique Victime and 2019’s Ilana: The Creator, along with an improvised guitar solo. More

Nov 11, 2021

Mdou Moctar has shared a new live performance video, Mdou Moctar: Live at the Niger River. The near 20-minute clip features Moctar alongside his band performing four tracks from his newest album, Afrique Victime: “Tala Tannam,” “Bissmilahi Atagh,” “Ya Habibti,” and “Chismiten.” More

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