Mdou Moctar Release New Song ‘Imouhar’

    Mdou Moctar have released a new song, ‘Imouhar’. It’s the second single from the band’s upcoming album Funeral for Justice, following the title track. Check out the Lauren Greenhall-directed video for it below.

    ‘Imouhar’ calls on the Tuareg people, to which Moctar belongs, to preserve their Tamasheq language, which is at risk of dying out. “People here are just using French,” the guitarist said in a press release. “They’re starting to forget their own language. We feel like in a hundred years no one will speak good Tamasheq, and that’s so scary for us.”

    Funeral for Justice, the follow-up to 2019’s Afrique Victime, drops on May 3 via Matador.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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