Mdou Moctar breaks out the wah for sizzling new song, Nakanegh Dich

Mikey Coltun (left) and Mdou Moctar perform on the Hydro Quebec stage at Place D'Youville during Day 4 of the 52nd Festival D'été Quebec on July 7, 2019 in Quebec City, Canada
(Image credit: Ollie Millington/Redferns)

Nigerien electric guitar master Mdou Moctar broke through in a big way last year with his stellar album, Afrique Victime.

Now, Moctar has announced a deluxe digital edition of the album that features nine previously unreleased recordings, and will be released by Matador on February 24. Among these recordings is the Afrique Victime outtake Nakanegh Dich, which you can check out below.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.