BOMBINO

 

BOMBINO

 

 

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Doors 7:00pm | Dead Messengers 8:00pm | Bombino 9:15pm

 

(le) poisson rouge

158 Bleecker Street, Manhattan

 

Standing room with limited unreserved seating

$25 advance | $30 day of show

 

 

18+

 

Presented with (le) poisson rouge

 

Born at a nomadic camp near Agadez in Niger, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré, as well as rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. He has toured the world and his sixth studio album, Deran, was received with widespread acclaim for both its musicality and its embrace of culture and heritage. Jason Heller of NPR wrote that Bombino's performance on the album, "speaks and breathes across centuries."

 

The Sultan of Shred - New York Times