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Bombino with special guests Batamba
Bombino with special guests Batamba
Phone (412) 361-1915
Price $12 advance / $15 door
Age Suitability 21 and up
Categories Rock World

Bombino with special guests Batamba

Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 8:00p

The Tuareg, known amongst themselves as the Kel Tamasheq, have long been recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert – as a people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation. They are a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa and for centuries have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule.

Guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar spent his early childhood between a nomadic Tuareg encampment and the town of Agadez, the
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Meditative and earthy, Niger-based musician Bombino conjures the expansiveness of the Sahara landscape. Born in 1980 as Goumar Almoctar in the nomadic Tuareg encampment Tidene, Bombino came of age during much political upheaval, fleeing with his family to Algeria by 1990 and returning to northern Niger's largest city, Agadez, seven years later, when he took on music professionally....
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