Bombino’s  story is amazing: an ex-refugee, self-taught musician, and folk hero in his home country of Niger, he’s had four #1 world music albums on iTunes, worked Dan Auerbach (Black Keys) and David Longstreth (The Dirty Projectors), Keith Richards and Charlie Watts. He is admired by Robert Plant, Win Butler (Arcade Fire), Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Matthews and Feist. A desert blues masterpiece, ‘Deran’ is one of the most the acclaimed albums of the year, and is the first Grammy nomination for an artist from Niger.

‘Urgent and exuberant, it’s the spellbinding sound of a man trying to hold one nation together under his groove.’ –NPR Music

“a sublime iteration of desert blues that’s both authentic and ambitious” –Pitchfork

“The Sultan of Shred” -New York Times 

“The World’s Best Guitarist -Noisey


Bombino ‘Deran’

Best World Music Album nominee

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3/8 @ Bloom Festival – Sudbury, Canada

3/9 @ Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada

3/10 @ L’Astral – Montreal, Canada

3/12 @ Le D’Auteil – Quebec, Canada

3/13 @ Port City Music Hall – Portland, ME

3/14 @ Club Metronome – Burlington, VT

3/15 @ The Haunt – Ithaca, NY

3/16 @ The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

3/17 @ Iron Horse – Northampton, MA

3/19 @ Creative Alliance – Baltimore, MD

3/20 @ Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY

3/21 @ World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA

3/22 @ Arden Gild Hall – Wilmington, DE

3/23 @ The Hamilton Live – Washington, DC

3/26 @ The New Parish – Oakland, CA

3/27 @ The Independent – San Francisco, CA

3/28 @ The Crocodile – Seattle, WA

3/29 @ Star Theater – Portland, OR

3/30-31 @ Zebulon – Los Angeles, CA