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28 Jan 2015

Support: Walk 

Guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar is the latest Saharan musician to find meteoric rise in the West. Born and raised in Agadez, Niger, Bombino is a member of the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe, a nomadic people descended from the Berbers of North Africa.

‘The singer and guitarist Bombino emerges from the dunes of the Sahara with his desert folk dancing in the flames. Absolutely magical.’ Les Inrockuptibles

Rolling Stone magazine called his 2013 album Nomad ‘the most exciting blues album of the year’, in which his supple licks and grooves find an extra crunch and touch of sweetness from arrangements by Dan Auerbach (Black Keys). Bombino’s intensity and unflashy brilliance make this is an unmissable performance from him and his band.

‘Nomad's opener, Amidinine, has everything – perpetual motion, a chanted chorus, rocked-up drums and flashes of bluesy brilliance’ The Guardian

Please note the time indicated is the actual start of the performance. Doors to the event will open approximately 15 minutes before.

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Important Information

Please note the time listed on your ticket/webpage is the start time for the performance. Leeds Grand Theatre is open from 1 hour beforehand for ticket collection etc. and doors to the Howard Assembly Room itself open approximately 30 minutes beforehand. Where there is a support act, this will also be stated on the website/ticket. We recommend arriving at least 15 minutes before show time as latecomers will only be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

The Howard Assembly Room is located inside Leeds Grand Theatre

Leeds Grand Theatre is situated on New Briggate in the heart of Leeds City Centre.

The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.

Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking is available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.

 

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