[ Cumbancha / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 18 July 2011
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Since the dawning of the new millennium, after Tinariwen grabbed the attention of the international world music cognoscenti, the Tureg version of "desert blues" has been on the rise.
Throughout this vast region, the man born Goumar Almoctar, known to his friends as Omara Moctar and to fans as Bombino, has steadily gained a following on the music scene since the late 1990s.
But even if our knowledge of him reaches us belatedly, the album Agadez is proof of his talent. This quietly mesmerizing collection holds hidden power beneath its deceptive simplicity, with many a tune devolving into blistering guitar jams, following chanted vocals about the struggle for unity and self-determination, as well as the longing that love brings, and the difficulties facing a life of shepherd's solitude.
Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)
Tar Hani (My Love)
Kammou Taliat (You, My Beloved)
Tigrawahi Tikma (Bring Us Together)
Tenere (The Desert, My Home)
Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life)
Azamane (My Brothers United)
Assalam Felawan (Peace To You)
Tebsakh Dalet (A Green Acacia)