With its fuzzy, loose sounds and gritty yet sweet vocals, Bombino's Nomad, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, was named among NPR Music's 25 Favorite Albums of the Year. An ethnic Tuareg born in Niger, Bombino grew up during an era of armed struggle and violent government suppression, and his version of rock captures the spirit of resistance and rebellion.
"Jamming guitars, bluesy pentatonic scales, songs of moral indignation...The stark beauty of the desert is key here; it explains the paradoxical serenity in this music of revolutionaries." - Banning Eyre, NPR Music
UNC Asheville students $5; Area students $7; Campus community $12, General $20
Bombino Master Class
Wednesday, Nov 20, 12:45-1:35pm, Lipinsky Auditorium
Free and open to the public
Bombino shares his songs and discusses the important role music plays in Tuareg culture.
Q&A to follow performance and discussion.
more info: bombinomusic.com
All programs are subject to change.