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Bombino is Da Bomb!!!

Seeing Bombino perform Sunday night at The Sinclair was an amazing way to end the long Thanksgivukkah weekend!

Bombino

Bombino

This was not the first time I’d seen Bombino. Early last year, I saw him at Johnny D’s which was a fabulous venue for him, and last summer I caught a few numbers from his set at Newport Folk Festival. He just gets better and better, and I sense he’s becoming more comfortable in his role as an international ambassador of desert blues music. I will see him any time he’s in the area!

 

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Wonderful Evening of Desert Blues from Terakaft

Terakaft

Terakaft

I am a fairly recent convert to the joys of African music in general and desert blues in particular.  I discovered Terakaft because I received that oh-so-common suggestion of ‘If you like X, you’ll love Y.’ In this case, X was Tinariwen and Y was Terakaft, and it was right!

As it turns out, Terakaft is an offshoot of Tinariwen, a band I saw perform about a year ago and loved. When I heard Terakaft, I was drawn to their brand of desert blues, too. Read the rest of this entry

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