KCRW Presents: Bombino

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Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a Tuareg of Saharan Africa, is originally from Niger. i i

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a Tuareg of Saharan Africa, is originally from Niger. Rob Wyman hide caption

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Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a Tuareg of Saharan Africa, is originally from Niger.

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a Tuareg of Saharan Africa, is originally from Niger.

Rob Wyman

Set List

  • "Ahoulaguine Alkaline" (I Greet My Country)
  • "Imidinan Woun Madadan"
  • "Amidinin Digh Adounia"
  • "Iyat Idounia Ayasahen" (Another Life)

Bombino is a powerful, hypnotic vocalist whose guitar playing has earned him comparisons to the likes of Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia. His engaging set of Saharan rock — and an interview, conducted with the help of an interpreter — gave us profound insight into the history and politics of the region, demonstrating once again the importance of music in connecting cultures around the globe.

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