Due to international production and customs delays, Afrique Victime cell phones may not ship until slightly after the albums release date.
In addition to vinyl, CD, picture disk and digital formats, the album will be available as a special and limited cellphone edition. Hearkening back to the way Moctar's music originally spread and proliferated across the Sahara via word-of-mouth Bluetooth mobile phone swaps, this collector's edition of Afrique Victime arrives pre-loaded onto a classic Nokia 6120 handset and specially mastered for it. Disclaimer: You can only make calls on this phone in countries that have 2G coverage (not US). The phone does not include a sim card and the headphone port is 2.5mm
On May 21, 2021 Matador Records will release Afrique Victime, the long-awaited new album by Mdou Moctar. The new album is available to pre-order at the Matador webstore on CD, standard black vinyl, and webstore exclusive Nigerien Flag tri-color vinyl. A limited edition Afrique Victime tie-dye t-shirt will be available exclusively on the Matador Webstore as well.
On Afrique Victime the prodigious Tuareg guitarist and songwriter rips a new hole in the sky - boldly reforging contemporary Saharan music and “rock music” by melding guitar pyrotechnics, full-blast noise, and field recordings with poetic meditations on love, religion, women’s rights inequality, and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers.
‘Afrique Victime’ Tracklist
3. Ya Habibti
4. Tala Tannam
6. Asdikte Akal
8. Afrique Victime
9. Bismilahi Atagah