Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as 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 has been revealed to the world.
With the widely-acclaimed international release of Agadez Bombino has established himself as a definitive and timeless African guitarist. "He layers acoustic and electric guitar parts, undergirded by syncopated clapping, hand percussion, and lean bass lines, to form a rhythmically intricate lattice of propulsive licks, acid stabs, and snaking leads. Bombino's clenched, nasal singing perfectly complements the restrained, meditative music, leaping out of the hypnotizing grooves with the force of a spell caster's incantations." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
Madison was the first stop for his first US tour in 2011 (with a rousing performance at La Fete De Marquette). If you caught the show, you know what we are talking about.... in any case, the Sunday show at High Noon should not be missed!
hosted by Madison Music Review, WORT and High Noon Saloon
A Waterfront Festival warm-up show...