“The band is stuck in the United States indefinitely”: Mdou Moctar are stranded in the US following a coup in Niger – and need your help raising funds

Nigerien electric guitar icon Mdou Moctar says he and his bandmates been left stranded in North America following the outbreak of civil war in his home country.

President Mohamed Bazoum, Niger’s democratically elected leader, was recently overthrown by the wing of the military that was setup to protect him, the presidential guards.

As such, the country has been split along those who support the military leadership and those who feel the democratic leader should be reinstated, resulting in violent unrest.Moctar, meanwhile, was undertaking a scheduled tour of the US when the news broke and he and his Nigerien bandmates guitarist Ahmoudou […]

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