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Agamgam 2004

by Bombino

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Mr.G super album... great rhythm. Favorite track: Amidinine.
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battamatteo I like african song and culture. Bombino, from my point of view, is the root and the base of the african traditional rhytm. Favorite track: Ténéré (2 guitars version).
Al Wood
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Al Wood After Bombino's breakthrough album Nomad in 2013 it's fascinating to go back to 2004 and hear him (and some of the same songs) played acoustically in their early versions. Favorite track: Amidinine.
Mark van Dijk
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Mark van Dijk Great recording. Now also on vinyl on the Glitterbeat label
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Roberto just love the sound of Tuareg guitars, their hypnotic rythms and Their love for Their land Favorite track: Azaman Tiliade.
Imuhar 05:50
Amidinine 04:40
Intidgagen 05:05
Adounia 05:13
Tazidert 05:09
Ahar Azamane 05:56


Album available on all the legal platforms (iTunes, amazon, spotify...) & on vinyl via Glitterbeat Records.

Still largely unknown to Western ears, Omar Moctar, aka "Bombino", is the idol of the young Tuareg of Niger. He performs wild gigs with the electric guitar, which have often earned him comparisons with Jimi Hendrix. Bambino's melodic tracks (like 'Yamidinine') are often sung around campfires, proof among the Tuareg that his are "hit" songs.

In late 2004 Bombino recorded acoustic versions of 10 tracks in the Ténéré desert, which became this, his first real album. He sings and plays several of his compositions and also pays tribute to other Tuareg artists (Abdallah Oumbadougou, Hasso, Kedou).

The label Reaktion has now made this historical recording available to download. The album is released with a digital booklet including translations of the songs, an interview with Bombino and text by the ethnomusicologist Anouck Genthon.


released June 7, 2010

Bombino: Lead vocals, solo guitar
Dani Julia: Rythm guitar, backing vocals
Nasser: Djembé

Recorded in Agamgam, Ténéré desert (Niger)
in december 2004

Photos: Camille Gros
Artwork & executive production: Sedryk
Text & interview: Anouck Genthon


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Reaktion Lyon, France

Le Chant Des Fauves - a Collection of Music of the Sahara

Our idea is to use music as a media for bringing to the attention of the Western public information about the conditions of life of the Saharan people.
Our albums are always accompanied by booklets rich in detail. We have used the expert knowledge of anthropologists, ethnologists etc to provide the in depth knowledge that we wish to share.
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