Bombino - Live in Amsterdam [CD]
Catalogue No.: PTKF2188-2
Release Date: 27th November 2020
Genre: Blues, Folk, Rock
Niger-born Tuareg guitar virtuoso Bombino releases his firstever live album as a solo artist, ‘Live In Amsterdam’, via Partisan Records.
Recorded in November of 2019 while Bombino and his band were touring behind his acclaimed latest studio album ‘Deran’, ‘Live In Amsterdam’ showcases Bombino’s rich musical palette, as he and his internationally renowned band seamlessly blend folk, rock, blues, funk and, most uniquely, the ‘Tuareggae’ subgenre which Bombino and his band pioneered.
In addition to his regular band, this performance features special guests and Bombino’s cousins, Nigerian singer/actress Toulou Kiki as well as Anana Harouna of Kel Assouf.
‘Live In Amsterdam’ follows his 2018 release ‘Deran’, which earned Bombino career-best reviews, including a major New York Times profile, features with All Things Considered, NPR Music, Billboard and more. Noisey went as far as to declare him “World’s Best Guitarist™.” The album also received a Grammy nod for Best World Music Album, making Bombino the first-ever artist from Niger to receive a Grammy nomination.
Bombino has performed at Bonnaroo and Newport Folk Festival and his previous two albums were produced by Dave Longstreth (Dirty Projectors) and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys). His list of on-the-record fans includes Keith Richards, Stevie Wonder, Robert Plant and Arcade Fire.
“In the mesmerizing thicket of Bombino’s guitar is a clear celebration.” - NPR
“A master of North African desert blues” - The New York Times
Single CD housed in digipack.
Deluxe double LP housed in gatefold packaging.
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