Omara “Bombino” Moctar, whose given name is Goumour Almoctar, was born on January 1, 1980, in Tidene, Niger. Growing up during a time of political upheaval, Bombino and his family fled to Algeria in 1990. It was during this period that he discovered his passion for music and learned to play the guitar. After returning to Niger years later, Bombino began pursuing a career in music.

Bombino's music is sung in Tamasheq and often addresses geopolitical concerns. 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 legends like Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker, and Jimmy Page.

If you enjoy the sounds of artists such as *Imarhan*, *Oumou Sangaré*, or *Songhoy Blues*, then Bombino's unique blend of African rhythms and rock-inspired guitar will surely captivate your ears.


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