Sunday April 22, Bombino lands in Victoria – this is an amazing show not to be missed by fans of great guitar. Born near the desert town of Agadez, Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s electrifying jams 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, with the release of Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery, Bombino’s stature as one of Africa’s hottest young guitarists is undeniable.
Bombino plays the Victoria Event Center on Sunday April 22 – we have tickets on sale. This will be a killer show, something that Victoria doesn’t get to see very often.