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Funeral For Justice

Mdou Moctar


The VMP exclusive version of Mdou Moctar's Funeral For Justice is available on exclusive Gravestone Marble vinyl.

Nutrition Facts

VMP Exclusive Pressing

This is a VMP Exclusive record, and you can't get this specific variation anywhere else.

Exclusive Features
color Gravestone Marble
foil stamped Yes
numbered Yes
Other Features
exclusive VMP Exclusive
extras Printed Inner Sleeve
jacket style Direct-To-Board
jacket type Gatefold
label Matador
mastering engineer Heba Kadry
mastering studio Heba Kadry Mastering
pressing location Independent Record Pressing (IRP)
release type New Release

By the Numbers


1LP

format

2024

original release year

331/3
RPM

speed

500

total pressing quantity

12
inch

vinyl size

standard

weight

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Description


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. On the lead single and title track, Moctar addresses African leaders directly, bidding them: “Retake control of your countries, rich in resources / 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.”

Limited to 500 copies, the VMP exclusive version of Mdou Moctar's Funeral For Justice is pressed on Gravestone Marble vinyl at Independent Record Pressing (IRP). The 1LP will arrive in a gatefold, direct-to-board, foil-stamped and numbered jacket. It was mastered by Heba Kadry at Heba Kadry Mastering.

Album Preview


*Audio and/or tracklist may vary slightly from the vinyl version.

Tracklist


Funeral For Justice

Mdou Moctar

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