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Mahegagh (What Shall I Do​?​) [BONUS]

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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Solitude is a frequent subject of Tuareg songs and poetry, as nomads are habitually living far from their homes or society. This happens because the usual nomadic itinerary, droughts or armed conflicts that lead to escape into exile. Bombino is asking the world to tell him the solution to the problem of solitude because it hurts his heart. He becomes sick from solitude and is looking for a cure.


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?


from Agadez, track 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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