Mdou Moctar Releases New Song Ahead of Album

Mdou Moctar, the Nigerian virtuoso, has released another track from his upcoming album, Ilana (The Creator). The new track, “Wiwasharnine,” is one of the album’s standouts and one of the more popular tracks from the album in Niger. The album will be out March 29th via Sahel Records.

Moctar just finished an exciting tour in the U.S., where he won the title of hero, saving someone from a vehicle after witnessing a crash. He then jumped out of his tour van and kicked open one of the doors of the car and brought one ov the victims to safety.

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A lot of amazing things happened the last couples weeks on tour. Yesterday we took a day off in Disney World, a few days ago witnessed a truck hit a car and jumped out to help the women, mdou ripped the door open to save the woman. our new album, Ilana, was announced this week which is coming out on @sahelsounds in March!! TODAY the live Mdou limited edition @thirdmanrecords vinyl is officially out! We have a few copies left on this tour so be sure to grab one! TONIGHT we play in MIAMI, Florida! MORE DATES FOR THE WINTER TOUR HERE: January 18th Miami, Florida – at Gramps January 19th Gainesville, Florida – at Heartwood Presents January 21st Charlotte, NC – at Milestone January 22nd Harrisonburg, VA – at The Golden Pony January 24th Orange, NJ – at The HUUB

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Below are listed more of Mdou Moctar’s tour dates that start up again at the end of March.

MDOU MOCTAR TOUR DATES
Thu. March 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
Fri. March 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Sat. March 30 – Detroit, MI @ Trinosophes
Sun. March 31 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe
Mon. April 1 – Newport, KY @ Southgate House Revival – Sanctuary
Tue. April 2 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Wed. April 3 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Thu. April 4 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle
Fri. April 5 – Milwaukee, WI @ Milwaukee Psych Festival
Sat. April 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Sun. April 7 – Omaha, NE @ Pageturners Lounge
Mon. April 8 – Denver, CO @ Globe Hall
Tue. April 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Fri. April 12 – Olympia, WA @ Octapas
Sat. April 13 – Portland, OR @ Star Theater
Sun. April 14 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
Thu. April 18 – Oakland, CA @ Red Bay Coffee
Fri. April 19 – Visalia, CA @ The Cellar Door
Sat. April 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Zebulon
Sun. April 21 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
Mon. April 22 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
Tue. April 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
Thu. April 25 – Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
Fri. April 26 – Lafayette, LA @ TBA
Sat. April 27 – Lafayette, LA @ TBA
Sun. April 28 – New Orleans, LA @ New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Tue. April 30 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn

By Antonio Villasenor-Baca

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