West African Musical Sensation ‘Bombino’ Tours Boston

Omara Moctar, who goes by the name “Bombino,” is a guitarist and singer from the Agadez region of Niger with a cult following all across West Africa.

His rich, trance-like music has hints of the blues and rock and roll, but for the most part it evokes the dramatic desert world he comes from.

Mohamed Serge, Ron Wyman and Bombino in Timbuktu, Mali in January (Ron Wyman)

Mohamed Serge, Ron Wyman and Bombino in Timbuktu, Mali in January (Ron Wyman)

Bombino is a Tuareg, a nomadic people who are struggling to hold on to their culture and their independence.

Bombino and members of his band stopped by our studio recently to perform.


Omara “Bombino” Moctar, musician

Mohamed Serge, interpreter

Ron Wyman, filmmaker, “Agadez: The Music and the Rebellion”


See Bombino perform at The Sinclair in Cambridge on Sunday, December 1. Find the rest of their tour dates at their website.

See a film about Bombino called “Agadez: The Music And The Rebellion,” by Boston-based film maker┬áRon Wyman.

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