Agadez

Agadez

by Bombino
     
 

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The Tuareg sound has received a bit of airplay over the last few years, with sounds from deep inside the Sahara getting exposure almost as a follow-up to the coastal sounds popularized by players like Ali Farka Toure. Among the newest stars is Bombino, a Tuareg guitarist who honed his craft largely while living in Algeria before returning toSee more details below

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The Tuareg sound has received a bit of airplay over the last few years, with sounds from deep inside the Sahara getting exposure almost as a follow-up to the coastal sounds popularized by players like Ali Farka Toure. Among the newest stars is Bombino, a Tuareg guitarist who honed his craft largely while living in Algeria before returning to Niger (specifically to Agadez, as the title suggests) with his bluesy but surprisingly clean sound. Where other desert players tend to delight in feedback and fuzz, Bombino's chords are meaty, powerful, but always clean and precise. With a band in tow, he'll set up a slinky backing groove before alternately crooning and chanting (again, similar to influences like Toure), and twisting Santana-like solos out of his instrument. The music can be hypnotic in its relaxation and repetition of grooves, and in its sudden bursts of overpowering technique. Regardless of the specific song or the specific technique in use though, Bombino remains a powerful and interesting player, taking the next step past the well-regarded West African guitar sound into a slightly edgier territory, both geographically and musically.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/19/2011
Label:
Cumbancha
UPC:
0890846001206
catalogNumber:
20
Rank:
64767

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Bombino   Primary Artist
Chris Decato   Percussion,Rhythm Guitar
Ed Lucie   Bass Guitar
Omara "Bombino" Moctar   Guitar,Vocals
Joe Galeato   Percussion
Ibrahim Emoud Atchinguil   Drums
Ghissa "Lalo" Tshoda   Calabash
Ron Wyman   Percussion
Mohamed Serge   Percussion
Kawissan Mohamed   Guitar

Technical Credits

Traditional   Composer
Lane Gibson   Mastering
Chris Decato   Mastering
Tim O'Malley   Graphic Design
Goumour Almoctar   Arranger,Composer
Ron Wyman   Producer,Liner Notes

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