Mdou Moctar

Direct, charged, even angry when he goes political – impressive new album from Saharan guitar icon Mdou Moctar.

Always both a very impressive technical guitar player and a spirit full of raw emotions, Saharan blues master Mdou Moctar goes beyond anything we’ve heard from him yet on his spectacular new effort “Funeral for Justice”.

There’s not much left from his desert ballads he’s become known early in his career and his introversive stance. Now he’s direct, charged, even angry when he goes political – and he does that often.

Recorded about a year ago in New York over short time, “Funeral for Justice” somehow manages to sound truer to the Tuareg tradition than many albums whose studio was actually the Sahara. Maybe the real desert is inside you, and Mdou Moctar’s heart clearly never leaves it.

Stream “Funeral for Justice” LP on Spotify.


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