Mdou Moctar And His Bandmates Can’t Return Home To Niger Due To A Violent Military Coup

Mdou Moctar, the great Tuareg guitarist and Artist To Watch, has been on tour in the United States this summer. The tour is over, but Moctar and two of his bandmates can’t return home to Niger. On July 26, the country’s democratically elected leader was ousted by a military coup, and the resulting instability has made it impossible for the musicians to reenter the country.


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