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Bombino

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Who: Hailing from Agadez, Niger, singer-guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar is a youngish master of the Tuareg desert blues known as assouf.

Why You Can't Miss Him: Bombino is a guitar-slinging standout among the growing coterie of Tuareg acts like Tinariwen and Tamikrest. Last year's Dan Auerbach-produced Nomad offered a relatively restrained taste of Bombino's onstage magic, but anyone who's heard the 13-minute live version of "Tigrawahi Tikma" ("Bring Us Together"), or seen him on a stage, knows just how deeply Bombino plunges into assouf's hypnotic embrace.

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