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Agadez, Agadez, Niger | INDIE

Agadez, Agadez, Niger | INDIE
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""Spirit of Changing Guns for Guitars""

"His desert rock and roll guitar had the audience cheering. It is the new sound of Niger. Bombino brings a message of peace to the world and is an example of the spirit of changing guns for guitars."
– Afropop Worldwide (reporting from the 2011 Festival in the Desert) - Afropop Worldwide

"Absolutely Magical"

“The singer and guitarist Bombino emerges from the dunes of the Sahara with his desert folk dancing in the flames.
Absolutely magical.” — Les Inrockuptibles (France)
- Les Inrockuptibles (France)


US/Canada Release Date: April 19, 2011
Europe and ROW Release Date: April 18, 2011

Worldwide digital release, 2007
Reaktion Music, France

"Group Bombino - Guitars from Agadez"
Sublime Frequencies limitied edition CD/vinyl release, 2006



Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter from Agadez, Niger, was raised during an era of armed struggle for independence and violent suppression by government forces, and the spirit of comes through in his mesmerizing music. In Bombino's electrifying jams you can hear echoes of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré as well as rock and blues icons Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, with the release of Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery Bombino's stature as one of Africa's hottest young guitarists will be revealed to the world.