Tuareg Music Icon Bombino Is Coming To Australia
Straight from the Sahara Desert.
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This November Australia will welcome one of the world’s most appreciated artists, Bombino, for a national tour.

Having caught our attention with his 2013, Dan Auerbach-produced album Nomad, Tuareg guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar has become something of a cultish figure in the music world. Attracting diehard fans around the globe who believe this man and his band of desert musicians are at the pinnacle (or at least Tinariwen-level) of African music.

Even if you don’t know who Bombino is (yet), chances are some of your favourite bands do, with artists like The Rolling Stones, Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys and Arcade Fire among his admirers. His latest album Deran is his fourth consecutive album to reach number one on world music charts such as iTunes and Billboard – not too shabby ey?


Bombino will be hitting our shores in November which gives you plenty of time to learn the the lyrics to his songs (you know Tamasheq right?). Check out the dates below and stay tuned for more info.

Thursday 15 November
The Foundry, Brisbane QLD (tickets)

Friday 16 & Saturday 17 November
Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby NSW (tickets)

Sunday 18 November
The Lansdowne, Sydney NSW (tickets)

Thursday 22 November
Jive, Adelaide SA (tickets)

Friday 23 November
Republic Bar, Hobart TAS (tickets)

Saturday 24 November
Howler, Melbourne VIC (tickets)

Sunday 25 November
Queenscliff Music Festival, VIC (tickets)

Words by Harry Webber August 7, 2018
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