Hailing from Niger, Bombino is coming to Australia for some festivals and a one off Melbourne show.
Following the release of his critically acclaimed album, ‘Nomad’, produced by Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar is keen to prove his nomadic tribal heritage with shows up and down the East Coast.
Bombino is from the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, nomads who have fought for years against the Niger government to obtain their rights. During his teen years in Algeria and Libya, he would watch videos of Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler, with his friends, playing the videos over and over again to pick up some of their skills.
In 2009, filmmaker Ron Wyman tracked down Bombino after being mesmerized by a cassette he received a year earlier. Wyman found Bombino in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he had been exiled after two of his band members were killed during a rebellion against the Niger government.
Following the end of the war, Bombino returned to his hometown of Agadez along with Wyman to a hero’s welcome.
Today, the release of his album, ‘Nomad’, has seen Bombino in high demand across the world.
“When those guys get in front of you and Bombino is playing electric guitar, you don’t have to be in the desert. They will transform wherever they are. That’s what’s amazing about Bombino.” Dan Auerbach
Bombino Australian Tour Dates
Dec 29th Falls Festival, Lorne (VIC)
Dec 31st Falls Festival, Marion Bay (TAS)
Jan 2nd Falls Festival, Byron Bay (NSW)
Jan 4th Southbound Festival, Busselton (WA)
Jan 9th Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Jan 10th Spiegeltent, Sydney Festival
Jan 11th Lennox Theatre, Sydney Festival
Jan 12th Corner Hotel, Melbourne
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