Bombino Deran

Bombino’s newest album “Deran” is filled with incredible musicianship in a style which fuses Tuareg music of Niger with Reggae and Rock. Energized and inspired live performances have reviewers calling Bombino “One of the best guitarists in the world”. His skill is on full display on Duran. This is the best album yet from this globally recognized band. Bombino’s unique voice striding gleefully with multi-lingual lyricism. In this music, Bombino is preserving his people’s language and bringing it across the globe with gusto.

The band assembled for Deran is spectacular. The drums and bass are flawless and infectious and will have your hips and shoulders bouncing. The bass melodies and rhythms become rooted inside the brain keeping the groove going well after the album has ended. The two guitarists play off one another supporting beautiful lead lines and tight reggae rhythms. The rhythm guitars barrow from reggae but is not typical of the reggae style. The vocals are filled with joy backed and harmonized by the band inviting the listener to join in.

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The albums lyrics are sung in the languages of Tuareg and French and are translated on the inner sleeve. The songs use traditional lyrics from Niger and at other times short poems. Deran has song titles such as Deran Deran Alkheir (Best Wishes), Tehigren (The Trees), Midiwan (My Friends). The lyrics of Midiwan translate as: My dear friends I urge you to better guidance. Help me, help me from the bottom of my heart. Help me from the bottom of my heart. Wherever I go I always think of you, my friends!” These lyrics are from a traditional Tuareg song.

Bombino also was known as Omara Moctar and Goumour Almoctar. He is a genius guitar player who was born in the nomadic Tuareg peoples in Nigeria. This was during a long period of political upheaval during which music was made illegal by penalty of death. Bombino and his family fled Niger in 1990 to Algeria. In 2004 he released his first album Agamgam featuring fast fingerpicked acoustic guitar blending the music of niger and the rock music of the west. This new style has become known as Tua-reggae. Dan Arubach of the Black Keys took notice and produced the 2013 release Nomad. Nomad was a clear step toward a louder electric guitar sound which evolves in Azel and most recently in Deran.

Bombino is a world-class musician he is a highly skilled player with electrifying energy and a bright bold spirit. Check it out.

Bombino Deran Tour

Upcoming Events
JUL8
Sun 7 PM EDT · by Bombino
Schenectady, NY
JUL10
Tue 7 PM EDT · by Bombino
Philadelphia, PA
JUL11
Wed 8 PM EDT · 585 guests
Baltimore, MD
JUL12
Thu 7:30 PM EDT · 67 guests
Washington
JUL13
Fri 8 PM EDT · 317 guests
Lawrenceville, PA
JUL14
Sat 8 PM · by Bombino
Chicago, IL
JUL15
Minneapolis, MN
JUL17
Los Angeles, CA
JUL18
Wed 8 PM PDT · 88 guests
San Francisco, CA
JUL19
Santa Cruz, CA
JUL20
Portland, OR
JUL21
Sat 8 PM PDT · by Bombino
Seattle, WA
JUL22
Sun 7 PM PDT · 93 guests
Vancouver, BC, Canada
JUL24
Tue 7 PM MDT · 387 guests
Boulder, CO
JUL27
JUL28
Jul 28 – Jul 29 · 2,371 guests
Le Val-D’Ajol, Lorraine, France
JUL29
Le Val-D’Ajol, Lorraine, France
JUL31
Tue 1 PM UTC+02 · by Bombino
Carpi, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
AUG3
Fri 1 PM UTC+02 · by Bombino
Oristano, Sardinia, Italy
AUG17
Floridsdorf, Vienna, Austria
AUG25
Sat 12 PM UTC+02 · 4,589 guests
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
AUG31
Fri 8 PM UTC+02 · 504 guests
Copenhagen, Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark
OCT3
Wed 8:30 PM UTC+02 · 172 guests
Rezé, Pays de la Loire, France
OCT4
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
OCT7
Orense, Galicia, Spain
OCT17
Wed 8 PM UTC+02 · 41 guests
Schaffhausen, Canton of Schaffhausen, Switzerland
OCT19
Fri 7 PM UTC+02 · by Bombino
Deventer, Overijssel, Netherlands
OCT20
Sat 8:15 PM UTC+02 · 176 guests
Turnhout, Flemish Region, Belgium
OCT21
Sun 9 PM UTC+02 · 262 guests
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
OCT24
Wed 8 PM UTC+02 · 198 guests
Groningen, Netherlands
OCT25
Thu 7:30 PM UTC+02 · 117 guests
Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands
OCT28
Sun 7 PM UTC+01 · 109 guests
Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
OCT29
Mon 7:30 PM UTC+01 · 228 guests
Arnhem, Gelderland, Netherlands
OCT30
Tue 7 PM UTC+01 · by Bombino
Gent, Flemish Region, Belgium
OCT31
Oslo, Norway
NOV6
Tue 7:30 PM UTC+01 · 413 guests
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
NOV7
Wed 8 PM UTC+01 · 148 guests
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
NOV16
Nov 16 – Nov 17 · by Bombino
The Mullum Music Festival 55 Dalley Street, Mullumbimby, NSW 2482