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Khaela Maricich (left) and Melissa Dyne of The Blow.

Read Bob Boilen's Top 20 Albums of 2013

December 16, 2013 – The All Songs Considered host shares an overstuffed list of the albums he loved this year.

Bombino performs a Tiny Desk Concert on June 19, 2013.

Watch Bombino: Tiny Desk Concert

September 7, 2013 – For our 300th Tiny Desk Concert, we showcase a Tuareg guitarist's fierce, hypnotic, alluring jams.



Read Bombino On World Cafe WXPN

August 30, 2013 – The Tuareg guitarist's latest album, Nomad, is packed with hypnotic and exciting guitar lines. WXPN


Bombino at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival

Watch Bombino, Live In Concert

July 30, 2013 – Bombino is a young, Niger-born Tuareg guitarist inspired by the wizardry of Saharan rock.


Bombino's new album is titled Nomad.

Read Bombino: A Desert Rock 'Nomad' Rolls Into Nashville

April 2, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach adds sonic heft to the Tuareg guitar virtuoso's latest album.


Bombino's new album, Nomad, comes out April 2.

Read First Listen: Bombino, 'Nomad'

March 24, 2013 – The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach pairs up with monster Tuareg guitarist Bombino for a dream-team album.

Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

Read New Music, Brought To You By The Letter 'B'

February 19, 2013 – This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.


Bombino performs at New York City's (Le) Poisson Rouge on Nov. 29.

Watch Bombino In Concert

November 29, 2011 – The blazing guitar phenomenon from Niger played live at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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

Listen KCRW Presents: Bombino KCRW

September 21, 2011 – This African Tuareg guitarist can really shred, and he visited KCRW to share his hypnotic playing. KCRW


Agadez by Bombino.

Read Bombino: High-Energy Sounds From 'Agadez,' Niger

April 26, 2011 – The singer and guitarist Bombino combines threads of blues, rock and African folk on Agadez.


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