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300-G East Main St
Carrboro, NC 27510
Dates: June 2, 2022
Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
The ArtsCenter, in partnership with Sonic Pie Productions, presents Tuareg band, Bombino, Thursday, June 2. Born in 1980 in the nomadic Tuareg encampment Tidene, just outside Agadez, Niger, Bombino came of age during much political upheaval, fleeing with his family to Algeria by 1990, teaching himself guitar by watching videos of his heroes Jimi Hendrix, Dire Straits, Ali Farka Toure and Tinariwen, and returning to northern Niger’s largest city, Agadez, seven years later, when he took on music professionally. His latest album, ‘Live In Amsterdam’ was recorded at a live performance in November 2019 and released in November 2020. Regardless of the challenges life throws at him, Bombino marches ever forward on his mission to use music to spread love, understanding, and the beauty of Tuareg culture throughout the world.