Sunday 20 July 2014

Bombino, Twister Pepper, Thursday, July 17th, 2014

This was, simply, one of the best gigs I've been to in a long time. Imagine a younger, faster, more energetic Tinariwen, and you've got Bombino. I danced all night at the front of the stage. The guy is a virtuoso, and his backing band are cracking, and they were all so into it. I hear hints of Hendrix, shades of Santana. I love the way the instrumental breaks just increase the tempo. Go, Bombino!

PS Cool support from Ben Prevo and his band.

PPS Yes, the Mauritanian bass player is wearing gloves. Roy Wood of Wizard, eat your heart out.

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