Bombino / Agadez
Album: Agadez   Collection:World
Artist:Bombino   Added:Apr 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-02 Pull Date: 2011-12-04 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 6 Oct 23 Oct 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2022: Global Ginga
Tar Hani, Ahoulaguine Akaline
4. Apr 18, 2016: Lullabies #2
Tar Hani, Tenere
2. Jan 18, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
5. Apr 11, 2016: Lullabies #1
Tenere, Tigrawahi Tikma
3. Oct 06, 2016: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants!
Ahoulaguine Akaline
6. Sep 11, 2012: Moonshine in the Evening
Ahoulaguine Akaline

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2011-07-20

Omara “Bombino” Moctar belongs to a nomadic tribe of North Africa & has lived through some hard times, including being exiled. He was born in 1980 in Niger (West Africa) & a belongs to the nomadic tribe “Tuareq” known as “Blue Men of The Desert,” who trace their roots to the Berbers of N. Africa. Tuareq in Arabic means rebels.

A gifted singer & guitarist Bombino’s music is influenced by legendary African musicians like Ali Fourka Toure & Tinariwen to western musicians like John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. In 2006 he recorded a track with the Rolling Stones Keith Richard.

If you like listening to Ali Fourka Toure or Umou Sangare, you will for sure like this album.

All the numbers in this album are worth a listen. The word mesmerizing is a good way to describe the album. Try 1, 2,6, 7, 9, 10.

1. Mid-tempo, folksy tune.
2. Modern sounding. Catchy tune about love.
3. Mid-tempo, mesmerizing tune about life.
4. Lovey & mesmerizing tune.
5. Bit on the slow side. Listen to the Bombino’s guitar.
6. This song hooks you right in from the opening chord.
Very interesting how the guitar, clapping & the words blend it.
7. Another catchy tune. A bit pensive perhaps because he’s
talking about another life?
8. A bit on the pensive side. Nice.
9. A song about peace. Lovely tune.
10. Nice upbeat opening. The vocals sound mellow.

July 18, 2011

Track Listing
1. Ahoulaguine Akaline   6. Tenere
2. Tar Hani   7. Iyat Idounia Ayasahen
3. Adounia   8. Azamane
4. Kammou Taliat   9. Assalam Felawan
5. Tigrawahi Tikma   10. Tebsakh Dalet