Tuareg Guitar Sensation Bombino to Perform at Lula Lounge in Toronto

Bombino - photo by Ron Wyman
Tuareg guitarist Bombino is set to perform at Lula Lounge in Toronto (Canada) on July 12th, 2011 – 8:00PM.

Omara “Bombino” Moctar, a young North African guitarist and songwriter, was raised in Niger during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino experienced this first hand – his own government executed two of his bandmates and he was twice exiled from his home country.

The electrifying jams on his new release, Agadez (now available on Cumbancha Discovery), capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, the album has captured the ears and imaginations of critics and fans in North America leading to praise in national press and high sales rankings including landing at #1 on iTunes sales charts. With the Agadez World Tour (starting July 7th in North America) Bombino’s stature as one of Africa’s hottest young guitarists will be revealed to the world.

Bombino will perform at Lula Lounge in Toronto on July 12th. The show begins at 8:00PM. Eon, of the celebrated Canadian band Bedouin Soundclash, will DJ before and after Bombino’s set. The North American segment of Bombino’s Agadez World Tour tour brings him to a number of high profile venues and festivals including the Dave Matthews Band Caravan, Hollywood Bowl, the Millennium Park in Chicago, Le Poisson Rouge in New York, and Festival d’Ete in Quebec.

July 12th, 2011 – 8:00PM
Summer Tour dates

06-25-2011
Delft, The Netherlands
Nyama Festival Delft

06-25-2011
Amersfoort, The Netherlands
Arteganza Festival

06-26-2011
Bree, Belgium
Afro Latino Festival

07-01-2011
Torino, Italy
Festival delle Colline

07-03-2011
Den Hague, The Netherlands
The Hague African Festival

07-07-2011
Madison, WI
Fete Marquette

07-08-2011
Minneapolis, MN
Cedar Cultural Center

07-09-2011
Chicago, IL
Dave Matthews Band Caravan

07-10-2011
Chicago, IL
Chicago Folk & Roots Festival

07-11-2011
Chicago, IL
Millennium Park

07-12-2011
Toronto, ON
Lula Lounge

07-13-2011
Quebec, Quebec
Festival D’ete

07-14-2011
Allston, MA
Brighton Music Hall

07-15-2011
New York, NY
Le Poisson Rouge

07-16-2011
Surry, British Columbia
Surrey Fusion Festival

07-19-2011
Montreal, Quebec
Nuits D’Afrique – Balattou

07-21-2011
Montreal, Quebec
Nuits D’Afrique

07-22-2011
Burlington, VT
Higher Ground

07-24-2011
Los Angeles, CA
Hollywood Bowl

07-26-2011 S
an Francisco, CA
Slim’s

07-27-2011
Santa Cruz, CA
Moe’s Alley

07-28-2011
Pasadena, CA
Levitt Pavilion

07-29-2011
Los Angeles, CA
Levitt Pavilion

07-31-2011
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Womad Festival

08-06-2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tolhuistuin

08-09-2011
Bezau, Austria
Bezau Beatz Festival

08-11-2011
Eeklo, Belgium
Helden In Het Park

08-12-2011
Detmold, Germany
Sommerbuhne

08-13-2011
Venlo, The Netherlands
Zomerparkfeest

08-13-2011
Dusseldorf, Germany
TBA

08-19-2011
Toyama, Japan
Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival

08-20-2011
Toyama, Japan
Sukiyaki Meets The World Festival

08-25-2011
Seoul, Korea
Bukchon Changwoo

08-26-2011
Gwangju, Korea
Gwangju World Music Festival

10-06-2011
Krefeld, Germany
Klanglandschaften

10-07-2011
Mönchengladbach, Germany
Klanglandschaften

10-08-2011
Herdecke, Germany
Weltmusikreihe

10-09-2011
Breda, NL
Chasse Theatre

10-10-2011
Mülheim, Germany
Klanglandschaften

10-11-2011
Groningen, NL
Oosterpoort

10-13-2011
Den Haag, The Netherlands
Korzo

10-14-2011
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
MC Frits Phillips

10-20-2011
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Vredenburg

10-21-2011
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
De Doelen

10-22-2011
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Podium Mozaiek

Buy his latest album:

Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W. Toronto, CA
DJ set by Eon of Bedouin Soundclash
Doors at 7:00 PM – Tickets $15 – All Ages
For dinner reservations and guaranteed seating – call 416 588-0307
www.lula.ca

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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