Mdou Moctar is a Tuareg guitarist and songwriter. He has announced the signing with Matador Records and he has shared a new track called “Chismiten“. He explains: “The song is about how people in a relationship lose their sense of self, they become jealous and envious of others”, explains Mdou. “It is not about one specific person, but about all people in the world. I turn to Allah for guidance not to be that person”.
The track is accompanied by a video that blends illustrations by artist Robert Beatty with animation and cellphone footage shot in Niger, capturing wedding performances by the band, their friends and family, the markets in Niamey and Agadez, and the famous Agadez Mosque.
Watch it below.