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BOMBINO: Music to Groove and Lose Yourself In

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I know Deborah J loves Bombino, so at least one other person will enjoy this thread.

Bombino was the best of the three different opening bands I saw open for Robert Plant this summer. If you like Tinariwen, then the Niger-born Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and his band should be right up your alley. Their new album "Nomad" was produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys, and it is one of the best albums of the year.

http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/nomad

The Santa Monica Pier has a free concert series every summer, with the concerts held on Thursday evenings, beginning around 7pm. Last Thursday, 8.8.13, was Bombino and Hanni El Khatib, with Bombino opening with a set that lasted close to an hour, including an encore. By the third song, one was lost and transfixed by their groove. Bombino embodies what Jimmy Page and William Burroughs were discussing about "trance music" in 1975.

It's music to lose yourself in and dance freely. Or if you prefer to just kick back and spark the ganja(I'm talking to you, CP), it's great music to accompany a smoke session.

You should check them out and if you get a chance to see them in concert, go. Here are some photos of the Santa Monica Pier concert.

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Count me in as a fan!! This is great stuff. Reminds me of what Robert is doing with the SSS. Thanks Strider.

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I got interested in Bombino when I heard them in a boot of one of Robert's recent shows. I've bought myself a front row ticket to see them in a little London gig in a couple of months.

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Love this. Thanks for sharing, Strider! Very Tinariwen-esque, for sure - especially perfect for the lazy, mellow dog days of summer.

Looking forward to your review of the concert, Cookie!

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Thanks Strider. Spotify have 2 albums to listen to. I am currently grooving to Nomad and next up is Agadez. I'll slip it on over the weekend and see how it goes down with Mrs CP and a couple of joints of greenery !! :)

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Have just checked out that he is on at The Band On The Wall in Manchester Nov 1st. This very intimate venue is great. I spent my first date with Mrs CP back in 1986 there. I haven't been to the venue for ages and it will be a treat to go.

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I'm glad you all liked me sharing this...I aways enjoy turning people on to music. Pity I couldn't find any clips on YouTube of the Santa Monica show. Perhaps there are some from his stint on the Robert Plant/SSS tour this summer?

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I love Nomad. We played it for about 2 months as an in store play at work. Never heard of them before this year.

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^^^^Yep, Strider, I Love their music! I also had never heard of them until this year. When they opened for Robert in July I wished they could have played longer to be honest. As soon as the break waiting for Robert and SSS to come on stage I went straight over and bought a CD. I would go see them live again in a minute :peace:

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Another new Bombino fan chiming in.

I'll admit when I saw the name of the support band for the Robert and SSS show that I was going to see, I was perplexed and a bit skeptical. After doing some research before the show, I discovered the name was not a play on the word "Bambino" (a certain usage of this word is a sore spot for fans the baseball team the Boston Red Sox- apologies to non baseball fans for going off topic) and that we were going to see something good.

Anyway, I really enjoyed the performance. In addition to the groovy music already mentioned, I enjoyed the visuals - the colorful costuming and the animated musicians, especially the base player).

I look forward to reading more reviews!

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Tinariwen are cool,

if you like them, check out Tamikrest and also Tartit for the same kinda vibe.

Know them from work too. They also are liked by Robert.

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Tinariwen are cool,

if you like them, check out Tamikrest and also Tartit for the same kinda vibe.

Hi reswati and chillumpuffer!

^^Great music. I also like Habib Koite & Bamada. IMHO the music is so primal. You can lose yourself in it.... as Strider stated :peace:

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Nothing from the Santa Monica Pier or the Mohegan Sun concerts I saw, but here's a performance from May 28, 2013.

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