Mdou Moctar Releases Short Film Afrique Victime

Mdou Moctar have released the film Victime Afrique
Mdou Moctar release short film Victime Afrique

The pandemic has caused Mdou Moctar and his band to stay in their home country of Niger. The band could not leave to promote their album, Afrique Victime, which resulted in American bassist Mikey Coltun flying to Niger, carrying cameras and recording equipment. Shortly after he arrived, it became clear that it was too dangerous to travel within Niger due to the presence of guerrilla groups such as Boko Haram, which have come to prominence in the country’s power vacuum. So Mdou, Mikey, Ahmoudou and Souleyman met in Niamey, the capital. It was their first time together as a band.

Today, Mdou Moctar has released Afrique Victime – The Documentary. The 10-minute short film offers an intimate glimpse into Moctar and his band – rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, drummer Souleymane Ibrahim and American bassist and producer Mikey Coltun – as they prepare for the release of their critically acclaimed latest album Afrique Victime in Niamey, Niger. Navigating complex world and regional geo-political circumstances, the film touches on the environment, inspiration, stories, challenges and singular musical and personal alchemy the band has experienced.

Mdou recently teamed up Kenya-born/Uganda-based rapper, MC Yallah (Nyege Nyege Tapes) and Debmaster for the first in a series of Afrique Victime remixes by African artists curated by the band. “It introduces a contemporary club music vibe to Moctar’s desert blues sound. Released in June, Mdou Moctar’s Afrique Victime is now available via Matador Records.

Mdou Moctar
Afrique Victime
Matador Records

1. Chismiten
2. Taliat
3. Ya Habibti
4. Tala Tannam
5. Untitled
6. Asdikte Akal
7. Layla
8. Afrique Victime
9. Bismilahi Atagah

US TOUR DATES

16.9 – Galien, MI @ The Storehouse ^ SOLD OUT
17.9 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall ^ SOLD OUT
18.9 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center ^
20.9 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall ^ SOLD OUT
21.9 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall ^ SOLD OUT
22.9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
23.9 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
24.9 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile %
25.9 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios % SOLD OUT
26.9 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios % SOLD OUT
27.9 – Arcata, CA @ The Miniplex SOLD OUT
28.9 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel % SOLD OUT
29.9 – Oakland, CA @ Starline % SOLD OUT
1.10 – San Diego, CA @ The Music Box
2.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room % SOLD OUT
3.10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room % SOLD OUT
4.10 – Petaluma,CA @ The Lagunitas Brewing Company

UK/EUROPE TOUR DATES

1.4 – Het Bos @ Antwerpen (B)
2.4 – AB-club @ Brussels (B)
3.4 – Bumann @ Köln (D)
4.4 – Paradiso @ Amsterdam (NL) SOLD OUT
5.4 – Effenaar @ Eindhoven (NL)
6.4 – Komedia @ Brighton (UK)
7.4 – Hare & Hounds @ Birmingham (UK)
8.4 – The Sugar Club @ Dublin (EIR)
9.4 – Ulster Sports Club @ Belfast (UK)
10.4 – Drygate @ Glasgow (UK)
11.4 – The Brudenell Social Club @ Leeds (UK)
12.4 – YES @ Manchester (UK)
14.4 – Earth Theatre @ London (UK)
15.4 – La cave aux Poètes @ Roubaix/Lille (F)
16 .4 – Le Hasard Ludique @ Paris (F)
17.4 – Doornroosje @ Nijmegen (NL)
18.4 – Molotow @ Hamburg (D)
19.4 – Alice @ Copenhagen (DK)
20.4 – Nefertiti @ Gothenburg (S)
21.4 – Blaa @ Oslo (N)
22.4 – Fasching @ Stockholm (S)
23.4 – Plan B @ Malmö (S)
24.4 – Frannz Club @ Berlin (D)
25.4 – UT Connewitz @ Leipzig (D)
26.4 – Meetfactory @ Prague (CZ)
27.4 – Kapu @ Linz (A)
28.4 – Rote Fabrik @ Zurich (CH)
29.4 – Feuerwache – Mannheim (D)
1.5 – De Post @ Oostende (B)
6.8 Off Festival @ Mysłowice (PL)

new European dates

6.4 – Komedia @ Brighton
7.4 – Hare & Hounds @ Birmingham
8.4 – The Sugar Club @ Dublin
9.4 – Ulster Sports Club @ Belfast
10.4 – Drygate @ Glasgow
11.4 – The Brudenell Social Club @ Leeds
12.4 – YES @ Manchester
14.4 – Earth Theatre @ London

w/ Speed Stick *
w/ Blacks’ Myths #
w/ Pure Adult ^
w/ Talsounds %

Order Afrique Victime by Mdou Moctar HERE