Juju / Bombino A Night Of Estatic African Groove


An evening of hypnotic African grooves, featuring the transcendental, dubbed-out sound of Real World’s musical alchemists Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara (JuJu). Plus intoxicating riffs from the ‘Saharan Santana’ (Songlines) – fast-rising Tuareg guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar.

Driven by Justin Adams’ rocking guitar and Juldeh Camara's fiery bittersweet ritti (one-string West African fiddle) playing, and featuring bassist Billy Fuller and rising-star jazz drummer Dave Smith, JuJu’s transcendental music draws on rock ‘n’ roll, dub, avant-garde jazz and African dread in equal measure. Tracks build and circle, layer and knit. Melodies interlock, rhythms cross and the drone guitar builds a web of sound with an African aesthetic and heavy rock fervour, while Camara’s Fulani-language lyrics only add to the hallucinogenic feel.

A fiery musical crossroads, and an original fusion.’ BBC Music on JuJu’s In Trance

Rising star guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar is a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, who was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré, not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, with the release of Agadez - his debut album on Cumbancha Discovery - Bombino is set to be one of the new world music stars.

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