Bombino performs July 25 at the Warehouse

Bombino with Last Good Tooth performs Monday, July 25, at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m., at the Warehouse, 70 Sanford Street, Fairfield.

For tickets, at $28, visit or call 203-259-1036.

Bombino is a guitar player who is part of the Tuareg nomadic tribe spread throughout the Northern Saharan desert. His new record, Azel (released April 1), produced by Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors, debuted #1 on the iTunes World Music Chart and made fans at Pitchfork, NPR Music, NY Times, Rolling Stone, Billboard among others.

To a pair of Western ears raised on the blues and rock ‘n roll, Bombino’s music sounds at once foreign and familiar. The group, named after singer and lead guitarist Omara “Bombino” Moctar, fuses the rhythms and melodies of traditional West African music with electric blues, rock and reggae.

He’s a sixstring prodigy who has toured the world, and performed locally at the Newport Folk Festival, Jazz Fest, and NPR Tiny Desk Concert. His introduction to a wider American audience came with his debut album “Nomad,” which was produced by Dan Aurebach of the Black Keys and became on of Rolling Stone’s 50 Best Albums of 2013.

“Bombino’s tone distinguishes him as an emerging artist with something to say. Bright and cutting on the upswing, percussive on the downbeat, snatches of Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix and even Jerry Garcia can be heard in the sound Bombino creates.” — No Depression

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