We are delighted to bring you our collaboration with beloved Tuareg musician and band Mdou Moctar. We’ve designed an exclusive t-shirt inspired by their 2019 album Afrique Victim. To celebrate we’re hosting a screening of the Nigerien film, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai starring Mdou Mocatar himself followed by a special DJ set from the band at our back patio café, Slammers. Raised in the remote Niger village of Agadez, Mdou Moctar drew early inspiration from Eddie Van Halen’s 6-string approach. After building his own guitar, Mdou Mocatar mastered his unique style. Forming a band that bears his namesake, Mdou Moctar now consists of Mdou as well as rhythm guitarist Ahmoudou Madassane, drummer Souleymane Ibrahim, and producer Mikey Coltun. Afrique Victim reimagines Saharan music by melding Eddie Van Halen pyrotechnics, full-blast noise and guitar shredding, field recordings, drums rhythms, poetic meditations on love, religion, women's rights, inequality and Western Africa’s exploitation at the hands of colonial powers. Mdou Moctar is not only the frontman of his own band, but the star of the first ever Tuareg language fiction film, Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It), an homage to Prince’s Purple Rain.
Our classic heavyweight cotton t-shirt. Brain Dead x Mdou Moctar graphics printed on the chest and back.