Mdou Moctar unleashes epic title track from upcoming album, Afrique Victime

Mdou Moctar
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Mdou Moctar has released the title track from his hugely anticipated upcoming album, Afrique Victime, with the Niger-based guitarist pulling out all the stops in a jaw-dropping display of intricately crafted electric guitar lines and fierce guitar playing prowess. 

Afrique Victime, which will serve up a unique blend of contemporary Saharan music and rock music, will be released by indie powerhouse Matador Records on May 21. 

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.