Thursday, July 6, 2023

Bombino - "Aitma"

Photo by Ron Wyman

Guitar luminary and Tuareg folk hero Omara "Bombino" Moctar is back with a new single. "Aitma" continues Bombino's streak of amazing guitar songs in his own style. It's a style of playing that is endlessly hypnotic and is nearly impossible to not be sucked in completely. "Aitma" is a song of guitar heroics that is accentuated by his vocals which discuss the plight facing the Tuareg people. This is the kind of song that is going to captivate you whether you can translate the lyrics or not. (The video below has the lyrics in English.) Bombino creates songs with universal appeal through sheer talent and creativity.

You can watch the video for "Aitma" below. Sahel is due out September 15 on Partisan Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Bombino, check out the artist's website.

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