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Adounia (Life)

from Agadez by Bombino

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The physical CD is packaged in a 6-panel digipak with beautiful photos. Also includes immediate download of 13 -track digital bonus album including live cuts in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Full digital liner notes included with song lyrics and translations.
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      $13.98 USD



Bombino wrote this song in 2009 when one of his musician friends, Mahamed Sidi, died in the second rebellion in Niger. The war tore families apart, and destroyed property and landscape. Bombino sings that the war resulted when men forgot the true meaning of life. This song is in homage to his lost friend.


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!


from Agadez, 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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