Sonic Diet

WMSE Song of the Day (Tune In Turn Up): Bombino “Tan Hani”

words by Brian Janssen

Omara “Bombino” Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, with the release of Agadez on Cumbancha Discovery, Bombino’s stature as one of Africa’s hottest young guitarists has been revealed to the world.

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