Watch Bombino Live at 2013 Newport Folk Festival


This one comes fully BLURT-approved, punters…

By Fred Mills

One of the most unexpected delights for me recently was catching African rock band Bombino opening for Robert Plant on Plant’s current U.S. tour. I already had their Dan Auerbach-produced Nomad album, but live, the band absolutely blew me away – thanks in no small part to guitarist and frontman Omar Moctar, who unleashed licks like the unholy spawn of Jimi Hendrix and Ali Farka Toure.

So it’s no less a delight to view this video over at NPR Music of a song from the band’s performance this past weekend (July 26-28) at the Newport Folk Festival. Dig it, below:

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