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    Bombino Featured on NPR's "World Cafe"; Rolling Stone Names Him Artist to Watch, "Nomad" Among Year's Best So Far

    Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar has returned to the United States for the latest leg in his tour supporting his Dan Auerbach–produced Nonesuch Records debut album, Nomad, giving a free concert in Brooklyn as part of the BAM Rhythm and Blues Festival today, then heading the FloydFest and the Newport Folk Festival this weekend before returning to Brooklyn for a show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday. The current US tour continues through August 10. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Bombino was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday. On the show, he spoke with host David Dye about the new album and performed intimate solo takes on two tracks off the album: "Amidinine" and "Tamiditine." "Bombino's explosively exciting desert-guitar sound somehow fit perfectly with Auerbach's rock/funk/kitchen-sink aesthetic," says the show of Nomad, "making for an album that's both thrilling and hypnotic." Listen to the World Cafe episode at npr.org.

    Rolling Stone has just named Bombino an Artist to Watch. "Electrifying guitarist Bombino traveled from Tuareg to Dan Auerbach's Nashville studio last year, where the Niger-bred musician crafted his hypnotic new album, Nomad, with help from the Black Keys' frontman," writes Rolling Stone's John D. Luerssen. "The album's expansive first single and video, 'Azamane Tiliade,' leans toward the artist's hero, Jimi Hendrix, with its psychedelic presentation and inventive licks." Read more and watch the "Azamane Tiliade" video at rollingstone.com.

    The magazine has also included Nomad on its Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report. "Meet your new guitar hero: Omara 'Bombino' Moctar, a firebrand from Niger with a soulful, fuzzy sound that expands on traditional roots music," the magazine exclaims. "Produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the album is all about detail, with vibraphone, lapsteel and hand claps placed just right to pierce the psychedelic swirl." Read more at rollingstone.com.

    Nomad is also included among the Best Albums of 2013 So Far according to the Los Angeles Times. "A shimmering electric guitar record that no fan of the instrument should miss, Nomad ... is, well, perfect," raves music critic Randall Roberts. "Overflowing with sonic and lyrical joy, the record, produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in Nashville, continues to grow with each listen. Fans of Jimi Hendrix and Amadou & Miriam alike can connect through Bombino." Read more at latimes.com.

    To pick up a copy of Nomad on CD, vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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Bombino Featured on NPR's "World Cafe"; Rolling Stone Names Him Artist to Watch, "Nomad" Among Year's Best So Far

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Bombino, currently on tour in the US, was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday, performing two tracks off his Dan Auerbach-produced Nonesuch debut album, Nomad. "Bombino's explosively exciting desert-guitar sound somehow fit perfectly with Auerbach's rock/funk/kitchen-sink aesthetic," says the show of Nomad, "making for an album that's both thrilling and hypnotic." Rolling Stone has named Bombino an Artist to Watch, calling him "electrifying." The magazine includes Nomad on its Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report, exclaiming: "Meet your new guitar hero." Los Angeles Times does too, declaring it "perfect."

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Tuareg guitarist, singer, and songwriter Omara "Bombino" Moctar has returned to the United States for the latest leg in his tour supporting his Dan Auerbach–produced Nonesuch Records debut album, Nomad, giving a free concert in Brooklyn as part of the BAM Rhythm and Blues Festival today, then heading the FloydFest and the Newport Folk Festival this weekend before returning to Brooklyn for a show at Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday. The current US tour continues through August 10. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Bombino was the guest on NPR's World Cafe yesterday. On the show, he spoke with host David Dye about the new album and performed intimate solo takes on two tracks off the album: "Amidinine" and "Tamiditine." "Bombino's explosively exciting desert-guitar sound somehow fit perfectly with Auerbach's rock/funk/kitchen-sink aesthetic," says the show of Nomad, "making for an album that's both thrilling and hypnotic." Listen to the World Cafe episode at npr.org.

Rolling Stone has just named Bombino an Artist to Watch. "Electrifying guitarist Bombino traveled from Tuareg to Dan Auerbach's Nashville studio last year, where the Niger-bred musician crafted his hypnotic new album, Nomad, with help from the Black Keys' frontman," writes Rolling Stone's John D. Luerssen. "The album's expansive first single and video, 'Azamane Tiliade,' leans toward the artist's hero, Jimi Hendrix, with its psychedelic presentation and inventive licks." Read more and watch the "Azamane Tiliade" video at rollingstone.com.

The magazine has also included Nomad on its Best Albums of 2013 Mid-Year Report. "Meet your new guitar hero: Omara 'Bombino' Moctar, a firebrand from Niger with a soulful, fuzzy sound that expands on traditional roots music," the magazine exclaims. "Produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, the album is all about detail, with vibraphone, lapsteel and hand claps placed just right to pierce the psychedelic swirl." Read more at rollingstone.com.

Nomad is also included among the Best Albums of 2013 So Far according to the Los Angeles Times. "A shimmering electric guitar record that no fan of the instrument should miss, Nomad ... is, well, perfect," raves music critic Randall Roberts. "Overflowing with sonic and lyrical joy, the record, produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in Nashville, continues to grow with each listen. Fans of Jimi Hendrix and Amadou & Miriam alike can connect through Bombino." Read more at latimes.com.

To pick up a copy of Nomad on CD, vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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