Desert Blues Star Bombino Announces North American Tour

Bombino - Photo by Chris Decato
Tuareg guitar sensation Bombino is returning to North America this spring. Bombino is bringing his rocking desert blues guitar mastery to new locations this year.

Omara “Bombino” Mocta is a young North African guitarist and songwriter who was raised in northern Niger during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence.

The electrifying jams on his most recent release, Agadez (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.

Tour schedule

April 04
Portland, ME
Hannaford Hall – USM Portland

April 05
Portsmouth, NH
The Historic Theater

April 06
Plainfield, VT
Haybarn Theater at Goddard College

April 07
Somerville, MA
Johnny D’s

April 09
New York, NY
Highline Ballroom

April 10
Washington, D.C.
DC9

April 11
Pittsburgh, PA
Thunderbird Café

April 12
Toronto, ON
Lula Lounge

April 13
London, ON
Aeolian hall

April 14
Chicago, IL
Martyr’s

April 15
Madison, WI
High Noon Saloon

April 16
Cedar Rapids, IA
Legion Arts

April 17
Oakland, CA
The New Parish

April 18
Santa Cruz, CA
Kuumbwa Jazz Center

April 20
Portland, OR
Soul’d Out Festival – Star Theater

April 21
Vancouver, BC
Fortune Sound Club

April 22
Victoria, BC
The Victoria Event Centre

April 24
Kirkland, WA
Kirkland Performance Center

April 26
Lafayette, LA
Festival International de Louisiane

April 27
Lafayette, LA
Festival International de Louisiane

April 28
Houston, TX
Houston International Festival

April 29
Austin, TX
Austin Psych Fest – Emo’s East

May 02
Atlanta, GA
The Five Spot

May 03
Asheville, NC
Grey Eagle

May 05
New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Author: World Music Central News Department

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