Bombino

with special guests

Bombino

with special guests

Bombino

with special guests

Inspired by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, and his own desert blues, ‘Tuareggae’ style, Bombino is now known as being emblematic of the next generation of Tuareg, a new voice of the Sahara and Sahel, fusing traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll and songs about peace. Through these sounds, Bombino extols his audience to remember who they are, but also realize who they can be.
Inspired by the sounds of Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, The Rolling Stones, and his own desert blues, ‘Tuareggae’ style, Bombino is now known as being emblematic of the next generation of Tuareg, a new voice of the Sahara and Sahel, fusing traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll and songs about peace. Through these sounds, Bombino extols his audience to remember who they are, but also realize who they can be.

Friday, July 20, 2018

9:00PM

Doors @ 8:00PM

Friday, July 20, 2018

9:00PM

Doors @ 8:00PM

Star Theater

13 NW 6th Ave

Portland, OR

97209

Star Theater

13 NW 6th Ave

Portland, OR

97209

ABOUT

Omara “Bombino” Moctar, was born in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs. Long recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert – the Tuareg are people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation. Nomadic descendants from the Berbers of North Africa, for centuries they have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. After spending thirty years of his life amidst drought, rebellion, and tyranny in his native Saharan region, Bombino has risen to become an accomplished Tuareg guitarist, a modern master of the Sahara and Sahel sound.  
His second album, Nomad, debuted at #1 on theBillboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews – the BBC World Service, calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia. 
In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.   

ABOUT

Omara “Bombino” Moctar, was born in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs. Long recognized as warriors, traders and travelers of the Sahara Desert – the Tuareg are people of grace and nobility as well as fighters of fierce reputation. Nomadic descendants from the Berbers of North Africa, for centuries they have fought against colonialism and the imposition of strict Islamic rule. After spending thirty years of his life amidst drought, rebellion, and tyranny in his native Saharan region, Bombino has risen to become an accomplished Tuareg guitarist, a modern master of the Sahara and Sahel sound.  
His second album, Nomad, debuted at #1 on theBillboard World Music album chart and iTunes World chart and has earned rave reviews – the BBC World Service, calls it “utterly, utterly fantastic” and Rolling Stone, calls Nomad “a perfect match of sound and soul [that] introduces a new guitar hero.” His dazzling live performance and virtuosity on the guitar have led music critics to compare him to Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Neil Young, and Jerry Garcia. 
In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.