Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar

Matador Records release Afrique Victime, the long-awaited new album by 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.

The music listeners are the beneficiaries of the staggeringly powerful do-it-yourself musical ethic of Mdou Moctar – the man and the band – who’ve worked so hard to bring the spirits of families and communities in Niger to the West. Afrique Victime sounds and feels like a Tuareg hand reaching down from the sky, and we are very lucky for this chance to get lifted.

Mdou Moctar

Afrique Victime

Matador
Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP

£21.99

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Black
Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614LP

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP+

£21.99

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Purple
Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614LPE

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP

£19.99

Signed Sleeve and First Few with Bonus Flexi.

Black
Rough Trade Exclusive
Signed Copy
Limited to 300 copies
Released 16/11/2021Catalogue Number

LPOLE1614SIGNED

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
CD

£11.99

Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Mdou Moctar

Afrique Victime

Matador
Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP

£21.99

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Black
Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614LP

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP+

£21.99

Housed in Gatefold Sleeve.

Purple
Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614LPE

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
LP

£19.99

Signed Sleeve and First Few with Bonus Flexi.

Black
Rough Trade Exclusive
Signed Copy
Limited to 300 copies
Released 16/11/2021Catalogue Number

LPOLE1614SIGNED

Album artwork for Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar
CD

£11.99

Released 21/05/2021Catalogue Number

OLE1614CD

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Matador Records release Afrique Victime, the long-awaited new album by 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.

The music listeners are the beneficiaries of the staggeringly powerful do-it-yourself musical ethic of Mdou Moctar – the man and the band – who’ve worked so hard to bring the spirits of families and communities in Niger to the West. Afrique Victime sounds and feels like a Tuareg hand reaching down from the sky, and we are very lucky for this chance to get lifted.