There are few better ways to spend a lunch break in Brooklyn than watching Nigerian blues-rock musician Bombino perform his whirling, beguiling guitar epics. Part of BAM’s r&b Festival at MetroTech, Bombino plays rhythms and blues that sound equally familiar and foreign, and it’s that special sort of duality that caught the ear of the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, who decided to produce Bombino’s latest album, Nomad. But what makes a Bombino concert great, aside from his expert guitar playing, is how his and his bandmates’ Tuareg robes sway with the music.
Thu., July 25, noon, 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 24, 2013