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Bombino

Bombino whose true name is Omara Moctar is a Nigerien guitarist, singer, and composer. On January 1, 1980, in Tidene, Bombino was born.  He hails from the tribe of Ifoghas.  Omara is also the founder and leader of the music act Group Bombino.

He sings in the Tamasheq dialect. Bombino studied the guitar in-depth with Haja Bebe, who later invited him to join his band. Omara was given the nickname Bombino after joining the band (which is derived from the Italian term Bambino, which means ‘Little Child’).

Bombino drew influence as a youngster from artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Mark Knopfler, among others. In 1997, he returned to Agadez and embarked on a full-fledged musical career.

While in exile, Ron Wyman the filmmaker went foraging for Omara after listening to his tape recordings. Wyman pushed him to record his songs properly once they met.

In 2011 Bombino released his debut album, ”Agadez”. The album debuted at number one on the iTunes World Chart. His second album, ”Nomad”, debuted at number one on the iTunes and Billboard World Charts in 2013.

”Azel”, ”La Sombra”, ”Deran”, and ”Live in Amsterdam” are just a few of the albums he’s released since then. For his album ”Deran”, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best World Music Album at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards in 2018.

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RoTation

RoTation

RoTation is perhaps one of Sudan's most diverse rappers. His saucy delivery and lyrical approach have also earned him a unique spot in the hearts of his contemporaries. Rapper, songwriter, and producer roTation can effortlessly go from fast spitting to...
Desiire

DESIIRE

In order to produce music that is full of mesmerizing instrumentals and somber simplicity, Congolese musician DESIIRE, who is based in Toronto, provides a distinctive combination of R&B, Afro, Electronic, and Hip-Hop. Inspired by pioneering African artists like Papa Wemba,...
DeMajor

DeMajor

DeMajor is a house artist who dabbles in tribal and Afro-house genres. The self-taught producer, who was enthusiastic about music, engaged in music school, which improved his musical ability and surely provided him with the finesse to compose blazing sounds...
M.I Blue

M.I. Blue

The alternative-soul singer and composer M.I. Blue is among the most multifaceted performers you will encounter. The female Eritrean artist embodies the spirit, sound, and culture of Toronto's burgeoning music industry. Her own East African heritage as well as jazz...
Kususa

Kususa

Kususa is a South African electronic dance duo consisting of Joshua Sihle Sokweba (Kunzima Theology) and Mncedi Tshicila (Samurai Yasusa). The band's name, "Kususa," is a combination of the members' stage names as well as a term that, when loosely...
Joya Mooi

Joya Mooi

South African and Dutch songbird Joya Mooi's name seems destined for a life of happiness and beauty wrapped in her mesmerizing vocals. She is gifted with unadulterated penmanship, a seductive vocal range, and a burning desire to transform the memories,...
Dua Saleh

Dua Saleh

The Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter and rapper of Sudanese descent, Dua Saleh, is renowned for her captivating bravado and menacing gloom. She has transformed her prior solemnity into swaggering confidence. It would be easy to call Dua Saleh a natural. Her songs...
Deena Abdelwahed

Deena Abdelwahed

Tunisian vocalist Deena Abdelwahed earned her stripes on the Tunisian scene and as part of the Arabstazy collective and is noted for her hybridized DJ sets. Deena was born in the Qatari city of Doha in 1989, and her incredible...
G-Salih

G-SALIH

Coming from Arlington, Virginia, and born to Sudanese parents, Gihad, known as G-SALIH, has always been thoughtful with his bars. His distinctive style draws the listener's attention right away, and his powerful lyricism empowers them to sink into the lessons...
Amaal

Amaal

Amaal comes through as a singer-songwriter of Somali-Canadian descent, crafting mellifluous R&B that spans the spectrum of human experience. She is presently one of North America's most fascinating Somali R&B singers. Amaal started her incredible trip in the war-torn city...

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