• country:Nigeria
  • style(s):World
  • label:Partisan Records / PIAS
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, rock band, guitar
  • artist posted by:Azimuth Productions

Line up

  • Corey Wilhelm (drums/djembe)
  • Goumour Almoctar aka Bombino  (vocal/guitar)
  • Illias Mohamed Alhassane (backing guitar/calabash/vocals)
  • Youba Dia (bass guitar)


Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose given name is Goumour Almoctar, was born on January 1, 1980, in Tidene, Niger, an encampment of nomadic Tuaregs located about 80 kilometers to the northeast of Agadez. He is a member of the Ifoghas tribe, which belongs to the Kel Adagh Tuareg federation. Four thousand years of living in a hostile environment taught the Tuareg that the will to survive with dignity intact is stronger than any external threat. Bombino puts that sentiment to music, writes its anthem, and gives it a life of its own. He is 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. After thirty years of drought, rebellion, and tyranny, Bombino extols his audience to remember who they are, but also realize who they can be.