bombino

Bombino

Bombino

Tuareg guitar
Agadez, Niger

Tuareg guitar has exploded across the international cultural landscape in the less than two decades since the pyrotechnics of these machine gun-toting guitar slingers first captured the imagination of music fans worldwide. Proclaimed variously as “the Sultan of Shred” (New York Times), the “World’s Best Guitarist” (Noisey), and “utterly, utterly fantastic” (BBC World Service), the Niger-born guitarist Bombino is arguably the leading exponent of this rhythmic, trance-like, and sonically captivating sound.