Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Group Bombino, Guitars from Agadez, Vol. 2

Niger/USA, 2009

With North African guitarist Omara Mochtar, a.k.a. Bombino, currently on the run from repressive government forces in Niger, this debut album of his acoustic and electric playing in the Tuareg style remains the lone document of his mastery. And what an incandescent display! Between the handclaps of "Tenere" and "Imuhar," one can even make out camels grunting their approval on the acoustic first side. The second, recorded live, features raw, stomping grooves ("Boghassa") and a closer ("Eronafene Tihoussayene") that works toward a trance-inducing dervish of chords and rebel yells.


A1. Tenere
A2. Imuhar 
A3. Kamoutalia
A4. Amidinine
B1. Boghassa
B2. Imouhare 
B3. Issitchilane
B4. Kamu Telyat
B5. Eronafene Tihoussayene


1 comment:

NIGER1.COM said...

very good is group BOMBINO coming to the USA anytime soon