23 Nov 2018
Following the release of his fourth consecutive number one album ‘Deran’ earlier this year, Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar who is currently on a massive European tour has announced Australia as his next tour destination. Bombino will bring his captivating band to Oz performing a set list of classic favourites alongside the all new Deran.
Born in the shade of an Acacia tree about 80 miles north-west of the ancient town of Agadez, Bombino has a deep connection to his home. While in recent years the rest of the world has largely written off Tuareg as a hot and savage Sahara wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil, Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’) from Deran, ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’. “We’re a people who wish for peace”.
Disabled access available
23 Nov 2018
Once Only Event
299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart, 7000