Bringing the first edition of the Blue Days to a close, Bombino gave a concert in the Niamey Bluezone on November 8 2015.
The internationally renowned Touareg guitarist Goumar Almoctar, better known by his stage name ‘‘Bombino’’, brought the arts weekend to a conclusion in the open air theatre before an audience of 200 guests. The audience enjoyed at their true value the lyrical qualities of Touareg song and Bombino’s solo guitar playing.
A Touareg Nigerien, born at Tidene near Agadez on January 1 1980, Bombino is deeply impregnated by his local culture, interpreted by his group in jazz-inflected arrangements. He is the subject of a documentary film, ‘‘Agadez, the Music and the Rebellion’’.
Bombino really enjoyed playing at the Niamey Bluezone. The concert, held at nightfall, was made possible by the energy provided by Bolloré Group’s LMP (Lithium Metal Polymer) batteries connected to solar panels.