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BOMBINO (NER)

Donnerstag / 9 pm
Omar „Bombino“ Moctar’s Life is the epitome of eventfulness. He was born 1980 in a Touareg Encampment in Niger and first held a guitar while living in Exile in Algeria. Following a row with his father, who didn’t want his son to be a musician, he decided to go to Libya, where he practised Jimi Hendrix’s guitar riffs while working as a herder in the desert. Since then, Bombino has recorded three studio albums and worked with musicians such as Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys and Keith Richards. His songs combine traditional Berber rhythms and uptempo rock. He sings his message of peace in Tamasheq, the language of the Touareg.