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    LA Times: On Bombino's "Nomad," Hear "A Master Player Make Magic on a Fender"

    Nomad, the Nonesuch debut album from Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar released to critical acclaim earlier this week, has now received a rave review from the Los Angeles Times

    "[B]y setting to song meditations on life, patience, history and heritage," writes Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, "Bombino and his band have released a killer document not only for fans of North African guitar music; anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music."

    Referencing the relationship between Bombino and the album's producer, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Roberts says the songs on the album "convey a collaboration not only between two talented musicians, but between the American South and the African North."

    On Nomad, "simple wonders are celebrated with meandering joy," Roberts continues. "Sounds move through borders without judgment, drawing on influences not just from American blues but from a vibrant Tuareg sound that taps into Middle Eastern rhythms and structures."

    Read the complete review at latimes.com.

    To pick up a copy of Nomad, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the album at checkout.

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LA Times: On Bombino's "Nomad," Hear "A Master Player Make Magic on a Fender"

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Nomad, Bombino's Dan Auerbach-produced Nonesuch debut album released to critical acclaim earlier this week, has received a rave review from the Los Angeles Times. "Bombino and his band have released a killer document not only for fans of North African guitar music," writes Times critic Randall Roberts; "anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music." On Nomad, "simple wonders are celebrated with meandering joy."

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Nomad, the Nonesuch debut album from Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar released to critical acclaim earlier this week, has now received a rave review from the Los Angeles Times

"[B]y setting to song meditations on life, patience, history and heritage," writes Times pop music critic Randall Roberts, "Bombino and his band have released a killer document not only for fans of North African guitar music; anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music."

Referencing the relationship between Bombino and the album's producer, Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, Roberts says the songs on the album "convey a collaboration not only between two talented musicians, but between the American South and the African North."

On Nomad, "simple wonders are celebrated with meandering joy," Roberts continues. "Sounds move through borders without judgment, drawing on influences not just from American blues but from a vibrant Tuareg sound that taps into Middle Eastern rhythms and structures."

Read the complete review at latimes.com.

To pick up a copy of Nomad, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include an instant download of the album at checkout.

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