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Watch Mdou Moctar’s Video for New Song “Imouhar”

Mdou Moctar, April 2023 (Erika Goldring/Getty Images)

Mdou Moctar have shared a video for their new song “Imouhar.” The track is taken from the Nigerien band’s forthcoming album, Funeral for Justice, which is out May 3 via Matador. Check out the colorful, eye-popping video, directed by Lauren Greenhall, below.

“Imouhar,” according to the group, calls on “the Tuareg people to which the band belong to preserve their Tamasheq language.” “People here are just using French,” Mdou Moctar said in a press statement. “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 is Mdou Moctar’s follow-up to 2021’s Afrique Victime, as well as subsequent releases Afrique Refait, Niger EP Vol. 1, and Niger EP Vol. 2.

Check out the interview “A Very Loud Afternoon at Guitar Center With Mdou Moctar.

Originally Appeared on Pitchfork