Mdou Moctar has released the title track to his upcoming album, Afrique Victime. The new song arrives with a music video shot in November in Niamey, Niger, where the band briefly convened for a series of impromptu performances. Check it out below.
“‘Afrique Victime’ is a message to all of the countries with money and power who come into Africa and kill the leaders who try to empower the people and lead revolutions,” Moctar explained in a press release. “This pushes the area into danger and instability and emboldens the terrorists, and it’s the people who suffer and have no justice. Africa is innocent. The French use our uranium, but 90% of the people here don’t have electricity. Imagine.”
Afrique Victime, the follow-up to 2019’s Ilana: The Creator, is set for release on May 21 via Matador. Previously, Mdou Moctar shared the singles ‘Tala Tannam’ and ‘Chismiten’.