10 Songs, 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Saharan guitar virtuoso Omara Moctar, a.k.a. Bombino, augments his desert blues with hard-driving rock showpieces and fragile acoustic ballads. Aided by producer Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) and vocalist Mama “Mahassa” Walet Amoumine, Bombino adds a few new sounds to his globe-spanning arsenal, like the Jamaican-inspired detours into smoky dub that enlivens the Led Zeppelin swagger of “Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar.” But the guitarist’s unplugged excursions continue to amaze—love songs like “Inar” and “Igmayagh Dum” ripple with ease, while stark closing track “Naqqim Dagh Timshar” offers a tribute to the martyrs of his Niger homeland.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Saharan guitar virtuoso Omara Moctar, a.k.a. Bombino, augments his desert blues with hard-driving rock showpieces and fragile acoustic ballads. Aided by producer Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) and vocalist Mama “Mahassa” Walet Amoumine, Bombino adds a few new sounds to his globe-spanning arsenal, like the Jamaican-inspired detours into smoky dub that enlivens the Led Zeppelin swagger of “Iyat Ninhay / Jaguar.” But the guitarist’s unplugged excursions continue to amaze—love songs like “Inar” and “Igmayagh Dum” ripple with ease, while stark closing track “Naqqim Dagh Timshar” offers a tribute to the martyrs of his Niger homeland.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings
11 Ratings
AirMtn ,

Saharan Joy

I love Bombino's music and Azel harks back to the unique Saharan sound he produced at the beginning. Bombino's sound is clean, joyous, and his guitar pays homage to his home and the traditions of his people, the Tuareg. I think Bombino is one of the world's best guitarists at this time. I wish he'd get more exposure and recognition here in the U.S.

Jorgechato ,

Beautiful

I was lucky enough to see Bombino twice during SXSW 2016. Amazing and beautiful live performance and the early releases for this sound great.

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