About Bombino

Meditative and earthy, Niger-based musician Bombino conjures the expansiveness of the Sahara landscape. Born in 1980 as Goumar Almoctar in the nomadic Tuareg encampment Tidene, Bombino came of age during much political upheaval, fleeing with his family to Algeria by 1990 and returning to northern Niger's largest city, Agadez, seven years later, when he took on music professionally. Released in 2011, Bombino's debut album Agadez showcased his captivating vocals, trance-like guitar playing, and evocative rhythms; it was cited as one of NPR's best discoveries of the year. ~ Chrysta Cherrie

    Tidene, Niger
  • BORN
    January 1, 1980