Bombino

Tickets on sale at Juke Records, Jerry's Records, Dave's Music Mine and Caliban Books.

After his incredible success with “Nomad” (produced by the Grammy awarded Dan Auerbach from the The Black Keys) and “Azel” (produced by David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors) Tuareg desert-blues phenomenon Bombino will come back to the U.S. in 2018 with his new album “Deran” (Partisan Records).

Home is where the heart is. For Bombino and most other Tuareg, there’s only one place that can be. In recent years, the rest of the world has largely written off that home (in his case, it's Agadez in the country of Niger) as a hot and savage wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists, a geopolitical video nasty with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil. But Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren”(‘Trees’), from his brand new album ‘Deran’: ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’.