West African Musical Sensation “Bombino” Performs Live Benefit Concert Thursday April 5th at The Music Hall
In 2009 well-known filmmaker and NH native, Ron Wyman, traveled across the world to seek out the captivating and talented Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, Omara “Bombino” Moctar. With Bambino’s voice and instrument pulsing with personal songs of freedom and justice, resistance and rebellion, it is no wonder that Wyman found the young artist completely enthralling. After their meeting, Wyman featured Bombino and his music in his 2010 Documentary Agadez: The Music and the Rebellion about the Tuareg and their two decade struggle for peace culminating in a vibrant concert at the Grand Mosque in Agadez celebrating the end of the war. The Documentary premiered at NHFF 2010, and Wyman took home the award for Best NH Documentary.
The concert will be in effort to benefit, the NGO, RAIN for the Sahel and Sahara. From their website: RAIN partners with nomadic Wodaabe and Tuareg people of West Africa. While many NGO’s help Africa, RAIN is among the few on the ground in rural and remote areas of Niger.
Infused with African and American influences like Ali Farka Toure, and Jimi Hendrix brought together with a Bob Dylan folky flare, don’t miss the chance to see this inspirational and extraordinarily talented young musician LIVE at the Music Hall on Thursday April 5th.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tneOdum6f68&feature=player_embedded#![/youtube]
Check out the Doc: Agadez: The Music and the Rebellion