Bombino

Niger

Biography

Bombino was born in 1980 in Tidene, Niger, a Tuareg encampment about 80 kilometers northeast of Agadez. He is a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which belongs to the Kel Air Tuareg federation. Following the outbreak of the Tuareg Rebellion in 1990, Bombino, along with his father and grandmother, were forced to flee to neighboring Algeria for safety. During this time, visiting relatives left behind a guitar, and Bombino began to teach himself how to play. He later studied with renowned Tuareg guitarist, Haja Bebe. Bebe asked him to join his band where he gained the nickname “Bombino”, which is derived from the Italian word “bambino”, that means ‘little child’. While living in Algeria and Libya in his teen years, Bombino and his friends watched videos of Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler and others to learn their styles. He worked as both a musician and a herder in the desert near Tripoli. By 1997, Bombino had returned to Agadez and began life as a professional musician.

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  • 30

    Jun

    Bombino in London

    Finsbury Park, London, UK

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    Bombino is a Nigerien singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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    Venue: Finsbury Park

    Date and Time: June 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM

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  • 03

    Jul

    Bombino in Toronto

    Ontario, Canada

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Lee's Place

    Date and Time: July 3, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 04

    Jul

    Bombino in Montreal

    Montreal, QC, Canada

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: L'Astral

    Date and Time: July 4, 2018 at 10:00 PM

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  • 05

    Jul

    Bombino in Bulrington

    Burlington, VT, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Club Metronome

    Date and Time: July 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 06

    Jul

    Bombino in Cambridge

    Cambridge, MA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: The Sinclair

    Date and Time: July 6, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 07

    Jul

    Bombino in Northampton

    Northampton, MA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: The Iron Horse Music Hall

    Date and Time: July 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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  • 08

    Jul

    Bombino in Shenectady

    Schenectady, NY, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Music Haven Concert Series

    Date and Time: July 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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  • 10

    Jul

    Bombino in Philadelphia

    Philadelphia, PA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: World Cafe Live

    Date and Time: July 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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  • 11

    Jul

    Bombino in Baltimore

    Baltimore, MD, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Creative Alliance

    Date and Time: July 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 12

    Jul

    Bombino in Washington DC

    Washington, DC, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Hamilton

    Date and Time: July 12, 2018 at 7:30 PM

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  • 13

    Jul

    Bombino in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Cattivo

    Date and Time: July 13, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 14

    Jul

    Bombino in Chicago

    Chicago, IL, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Square Roots Festival

    Date and Time: July 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 15

    Jul

    Bombino in Minneapolis

    Minneapolis, MN, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Ceder Cultural Center

    Date and Time: July 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 17

    Jul

    Bombino in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles, CA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Zebulon

    Date and Time: July 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 18

    Jul

    Bombino in San Francisco

    San Francisco, CA, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: The Independent

    Date and Time: July 18, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 19

    Jul

    Bombino in Santa Cruz

    Santa Cruz, California, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Moe's Alley

    Date and Time: July 19, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 20

    Jul

    Bombino in Portland

    Portland, OR, USA

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    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    Venue: Star Theatre

    Date and Time: July 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM

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  • 27

    Jul

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    Bombino is a Nigerien singer-songwriter and guitarist.

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    http://www.bombinomusic.com/tour/

    Venue: Zebulon, Los Angeles

    Date and Time: July 27, 2018 at 8:30 PM

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  • 15

    Nov

    Bombino at the Mullum Music Festival

    Brunswick Heads NSW, Australia

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    Bombino is a Nigerien singer-songwriter and guitarist.
    Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces.

    See more Bombino tourdates here:
    http://www.bombinomusic.com/tour/

    Venue: Mullum Music Festival

    Date: November 15, 2018

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