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    Watch: Bombino Performs "Amidinine" for the Guardian's "How I Wrote" Series, Receives MOBO Award Nomination

    Bombino, who is currently touring Europe with music from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Nomad, has performed an intimate, acoustic version of the album track "Amidinine" for the Guardian. In the exclusive live session, part of the Guardian's How I wrote ... series, Bombino discusses the roots of the song, the title of which translates to "My Friend." Bombino is joined by his band mate Ibrahim Atchinguil Emoud on djembe, who also performs on the album. You can watch the Guardian video below. For tour details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    Bombino has been nominated for a MOBO Award in the "Best African Act" category. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Glasgow on October 19, marking the awards’ 18th anniversary. Voting is open to the public at mobo.com.

    The album Nomad was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. NPR calls the pairing "inspired," noting that Bombino's "sound and style are alluring on a global scale." NPR's All Things Considered says it's "a landmark in African rock music." The Los Angeles Times says "anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music." Rolling Stone says: "A perfect match of sound and soul, the set introduces a new guitar hero, and confirms Auerbach’s arrival as a roots-music producer to be reckoned with." The BBC calls it "utterly, utterly fantastic." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

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Watch: Bombino Performs "Amidinine" for the Guardian's "How I Wrote" Series, Receives MOBO Award Nomination

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Bombino, who is currently touring Europe, has performed an intimate, acoustic version of the song "Amidinine," off his Nonesuch debut album, Nomad, for the Guardian's How I wrote ... series. He discusses the song, the title of which translates to "My Friend," and is joined by his band mate Ibrahim Atchinguil Emoud on djembe to perform it. Watch it here. Bombino has been nominated for a MOBO Award in the "Best African Act" category; voting is open to the public.

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Bombino, who is currently touring Europe with music from his Nonesuch Records debut album, Nomad, has performed an intimate, acoustic version of the album track "Amidinine" for the Guardian. In the exclusive live session, part of the Guardian's How I wrote ... series, Bombino discusses the roots of the song, the title of which translates to "My Friend." Bombino is joined by his band mate Ibrahim Atchinguil Emoud on djembe, who also performs on the album. You can watch the Guardian video below. For tour details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Bombino has been nominated for a MOBO Award in the "Best African Act" category. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Glasgow on October 19, marking the awards’ 18th anniversary. Voting is open to the public at mobo.com.

The album Nomad was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. NPR calls the pairing "inspired," noting that Bombino's "sound and style are alluring on a global scale." NPR's All Things Considered says it's "a landmark in African rock music." The Los Angeles Times says "anyone who has ever appreciated a master player make magic on a Fender ... will find comfort in Bombino’s music." Rolling Stone says: "A perfect match of sound and soul, the set introduces a new guitar hero, and confirms Auerbach’s arrival as a roots-music producer to be reckoned with." The BBC calls it "utterly, utterly fantastic." To pick up a copy, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

Watch Bombino perform "Amidinine" for the Guardian:

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Bombino: "Amidinine," Guardian "How I Wrote ...," September 2013

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