Omara Moctar, who goes by the name "Bombino," is a guitarist and singer from the Agadez region of Niger with a cult following all across West Africa.
His rich, trance-like music has hints of the blues and rock and roll, but for the most part it evokes the dramatic desert world he comes from.
Bombino is a Tuareg, a nomadic people who are struggling to hold on to their culture and their independence.
Bombino and members of his band stopped by our studio recently to perform.
Omara "Bombino" Moctar, musician
Mohamed Serge, interpreter
Ron Wyman, filmmaker, "Agadez: The Music and the Rebellion"
See a film about Bombino called "Agadez: The Music And The Rebellion," by Boston-based film maker Ron Wyman.
This segment aired on November 28, 2013.