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Friday, June 14, 8 PM

Colonial Theatre
2050 Main St
Bethlehem, NH

Ticket: $43.00 (Reserved Front & Center), $33.00 (General Admission), $28.00 (Members General Admission)

The master of North African desert blues returns to The Colonial. For centuries, the desert town of Agadez has served as a converging point for the great camel caravans driven by the Tuareg that link West Africa with North Africa and the Mediterranean. Born in 1980 at a nomadic camp near this dusty outpost, the young guitarist and songwriter Omara “Bombino” Moctar was raised during an era of armed struggles for Tuareg independence and violent suppression by government forces. Bombino’s 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.

  • Live at the Colonial
  • “A perfect match of sound and soul, the set introduces a new guitar hero.” —ROLLING STONE

    “Bombino is… a star. The lyrics aim to celebrate and protect Tuareg culture and identity. But I’ll be surprised if many listeners, under seduction of the music, bother to read them.” —NEW YORK TIMES