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Saturday 29/10/11 23:00 | Koncerthuset: Foyer Stage 2
Electrifying grooves and rocking guitar jams from the young Tuareg peace ambassador.
Trans-blues-rock from the Sahara - the young Tuareg Bombino is being hailed as the newest African guitar hero.
The young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter Omara 'Bombino' Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs inhabited by spirits of the universal blues from Ali Farka Toure to Jimi Hendrix, fusing traditional Berber rhythms with the energy of rock and roll. A committed advocate for the Tuareg community, his songs speak of the constant need to maintain their cultural heritage and continue to survive with dignity intact. On stage, he drives his band into intensively tight grooves, spraying guitar licks around like a Tuareg Chuck Berry. His 2011 release, Agadez, has swept up rave reviews and he arrives at WOMEX after a summer of touring through Europe, the US, Japan and Korea.