Bombino Featured on Pitchfork.TV
Just last week, before embarking on his third tour of North America since the explosive release of his debut album Agadez last spring, Bombino and his band strolled into Highline Park in New York City with the Pitchfork.TV crew. With spring in the air, people gathered around as Bombino and his band performed a brand new acoustic song dedicated to the Toureg, the nomadic tribe of the Sahara desert from which they are from. Pitchfork couldn't have done a better job at capturing the energy of the song, the park and the blossoming of spring.
Don't miss your chance to see Bombino live. Find a list of the remaining shows on this tour over at Bombino's tour page.
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With the widely-acclaimed international release of Agadez Bombino has established himself as a definitive and timeless African guitarist. "He layers acoustic and electric guitar parts, undergirded by syncopated clapping, hand percussion, and lean bass lines, to form a rhythmically intricate lattice of propulsive licks, acid stabs, and snaking leads. Bombino's clenched, nasal singing perfectly complements the restrained, meditative music, leaping out of the hypnotizing grooves with the force of a spell caster's incantations." - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader