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Agadez - Digital Bonus Version

by Bombino

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cultureshocked the album exudes emotion, I can't help but smile Everytime i listen . Favorite track: Adounia (Life).
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none This is a great trance blues album for blasting while you're driving on a summer night with the windows down. Favorite track: Adounia (Life).
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My Great guitar playing, cool atmosphere - a sheer joy to listen to!
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Shaggy Maggot Even though guitar-orientated albums are not too frequent in my listening choices quality of this still gets me each time (it remains one of a handful which exceed my expectations every listen).

Saharan campfires and night-time desert skies this conjures in my mind are probably wildly inaccurate, but awesome nonetheless.

[First sucked into BandCamp by mail on this from Cumbancha (they pick up a lot on artists of appeal to me). Hello BandCamp, goodbye money, silly grin still extant.] Favorite track: Tigrawahi Tikma (Live Version) [BONUS].
  • Streaming + Download

    Immediate download of 14-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Includes a 23 page digital booklet with photos, biography, song descriptions, lyrics and translations.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $8.99 USD


I greet my country where I left my parents I greet my country I greet my country where I left my love I greet my country I greet my country where I left my community I greet my country You know that I am suffering from it I greet my country
I am telling you, my love will not leave you Hold up my love – everywhere you go Put my heart and yours together – everywhere you go Do not listen to the words of enemies They can destroy a true love
Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! If you permit yourself to be obsessed by the difficulties of life They will carry you away! You will forget your friends You will forget your community Life is short and we have to enjoy it during our short stay Life! Life! Life! Life! Life! Life!
You – my lover – know that I keep you in my heart True love deep in my heart links us forever Everywhere I go, I think about you And I always listen to my heart it reminds me of your love I will never forget you And I will die with your love You – my lover – know that I keep you in my heart
I am feeling sick to see my community unable to unite itself We share the same culture, the same language, the same problems Why can't we come together? This situation injures a living heart We have to love each other and have the same goals in order to fight for our rights Love must be our link; our culture will bring us together for a better future
Wide open spaces of the desert! In the desert! Desert! In the desert! Desert! In the desert! Oh desert! There is solitude in the desert, and a lack of water I am sitting on a dune and thinking about the hostility of life in the desert I am realizing the hard conditions of the life of my brothers Sun is burning in the desert. There is no rain in the desert To live in the desert, we need to have a strong morale We live in the most beautiful space and the hardest space for life Wide open spaces of the desert! In the desert! Desert! In the desert! Desert! In the desert! Oh desert!
Another life is the hardest life in that it separates friends It separates friends because it doesn't allow for heritage We follow material goods and forget our relationships We leave our friends because of money We fool our friends because of material things Are material things more important than men?
People! Hold on for a moment! Anyone you contact, will tell you Our community needs help We are suffering and we have to stand up for our rights We have to fight against injustice and discrimination But he has other ideas concerning just his own life At the end you will realize that he is fighting only for his own interests And he has no aims for the people Oh my brother! We have heard so many ideas without a good future We have lost many men for our rights but there are no benefits for us at the end It is necessary to find another solution People! Hold on for a moment!
We are greeting you, the Tuareg people How are you? How do you experience this difficult situation? The injustice, discrimination, lack of water, bad health, and lack of education That refuses to end? Please preserve our culture! Preserve it! Don't let it disappear! We thank our parents who raised us amidst these difficulties, requiring much patience Don't let the efforts of our parents disappear for nothing
A green acacia in the center of the water makes the soul breathe Its breathing came to me bringing a soft air When her love invades me, she becomes like a green flower Green acacia, which is in the center of the water, makes the soul breathe
What shall I do? Oh, what shall I do Against this endless solitude It is located in the bottom of my heart And lives on it every moment My friends, do you know What could cool my boiling heart?
Tuareg people, become aware! Tuareg people The world is watching us Tuareg people We are not able Tuareg people To unite our people Tuareg people What happens to us? Tuareg people We can not Tuareg people Assure the unity of our people Tuareg people The world is about to evolve. Tuareg people Divided, we stay behind Tuareg people


released April 19, 2011


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Bombino Agadez, Niger

Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré as well as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. ... more

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