Mdou Moctar

MONDAY 2ND SEPTEMBER 2024

19.00

*Funeral For Justice* is the new album by Mdou Moctar. Recorded at the close of two years spent touring the globe following the release of 2019 breakout *Afrique Victime*, it captures the Nigerien quartet in ferocious form. The music is louder, faster, and more wild. The guitar solos are feedback-scorched and the lyrics are passionately political. Nothing is held back or toned down.


The songs on *Funeral For Justice* speak unflinchingly to the plight of Niger and of the Tuareg people. "This album is really different for me," explains Moctar, the band’s singer, namesake, and indisputably iconic guitarist. "Now the problems of terrorist violence are more serious in Africa. When the US and Europe came here, they said they're going to help us, but what we see is really different. They never help us to find a solution."


"Mdou Moctar has been a strong anti-colonial band ever since I've been a part of it," says producer and bassist Mikey Coltun, who has been playing with Moctar since 2017. "France came in, fucked up the country, then said ‘you're free.’ And they're not." The song ‘Oh France’ tackles this head on: *"France's actions are frequently veiled in cruelty/We are better off without its turbulent relation/It’s high time we grasp the endless lethal games it plays."*

On the lead single and title track, Moctar addresses African leaders
directly, bidding them: "*Retake control of your resource rich
countries/Build them and quit sleeping*”. The song ‘Sousoume Tamacheq’ deals with the plight of the Tuareg people to which the band belong, and who are mainly spread across three countries: Niger, Mali and Algeria."*Oppressed in all three/In addition to lack of unity, ignorance is the third issue*."
Another song, ‘Imouhar’, calls on the Tuareg to preserve their Tamasheq language - it's at risk of dying out, and Mdou is one of the few in his community who knows how to write it. "People here are just using French," laments Mdou. "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."

Mdou Moctar in its current iteration is first and foremost a band.
Alongside Moctar, it consists of rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou,Madassane, drummer Souleymane Ibrahim, and American bassist and producer Mikey Coltun.


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FRI 19 JUL 2024
Squirrel Flower
+ Maripool
Glad Cafe, ShawlandsDoors : 7.30pm£12.00
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LOVE ( Ft Johnny Echols)
* On sale Friday 1st Dec 12 Noon*
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FRI 26 JUL 2024
LOVE (ft. Johnny Echols)
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£25.00
FRI 2 AUG 2024
Dervish
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors : 7.00pmCancelled
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Venues: Woodside Halls & The Hug and PintTBC£25.00
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Core - A Celebration of Noise - Weekend tickets
Venues: Woodside Halls & The Hug and PintTBCVarious Pricing
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WITCH
Stereo.., GlasgowDoors : 7.00pm£18.00
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Venues: Woodside Halls & The Hug and PintTBC£52.00
SUN 4 AUG 2024
Core - A Celebration of Noise - Sunday Day Ticket
Venues: Woodside Halls & The Hug and PintTBC£52.00
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Edinburgh Fringe : Voyage
The Abba Tribute
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£25.00
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La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£22.50
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CCA, GlasgowDoors : 7.30pm£25.00
SUN 11 AUG 2024
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FRI 16 AUG 2024
Haiver
CCA, GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£15.00
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Bo Ningen
Live Score The Holy Mountain
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£25.00
TUE 20 AUG 2024
Hailu Mergia
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors : 19.00£18.00
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Odie Leigh
La Belle Angele, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£16.00
SUN 1 SEP 2024
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble (Stereolab)
Mono, GlasgowDoors 8.00pm£12.50
MON 2 SEP 2024
Mdou Moctar
Saint Luke's, Glasgow19.00£20.00
Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble (Stereolab)
Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 19.30pm£12.50
WED 4 SEP 2024
Ringo Deathstarr
Stereo.., Glasgowdoors 7.00 pm£20.00
THU 5 SEP 2024
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Voodoo Rooms, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£20.00
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Michael Head ( Solo)
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Young Franco
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Voodoo Rooms - Speakeasy, EdinburghDoors 7.30pm£12.00
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Bis 30th Anniversary
Art Brut, Yummy Fur & Lung Leg
Saint Luke's, GlasgowDoors 6:30pm£20.00
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The Mash House, EdinburghDoors 7.00pm£15.00
Wolfgang Flür
Stereo.., GlasgowDoors : 7.00pm£20.00
WED 11 SEP 2024
Melt-Banana
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THU 12 SEP 2024
Melt-Banana
Moni Jitchell
Stereo.., GlasgowDoors 7.00pm£18.50
FRI 13 SEP 2024
Mike Lindsay feat. Anna B Savage
& special guests
Mono, GlasgowDoors 8.00 pm£20.00