The Jimi Hendrix of the Tuareg comes to Tel Aviv

18.10.2011                      20.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 4

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The Jimi Hendrix of the Tuareg comes to Tel Aviv

Omara Moctar, who plays the Barby on Tuesday, is compared to the great blues guitarist John Lee Hooker and to African artists like the Tinariwen band and Ali Farka Toure.

"Bombino" is the nickname of Omara Moctar, a singer and virtuoso electric guitarist from the wandering Tuareg tribes of the Sahara Desert in the African country of Niger. Thanks to his special style of playing, combining an ancient musical tradition with influences of electric blues and Western psychedelics, his fine debut album, "Agadez," which came out in April, is winning significant exposure worldwide. On Tuesday October 18, Bombino and his band will perform in Israel for the first time at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv.
In the wake of the album Bombino has been granted the complimentary title of "the desert Hendrix" and he has been compared to the great blues guitarist John Lee Hooker and to African artists like the Tinariwen band and Ali Farka Toure….