Omara "Bombino" Moctar, a young Tuareg guitarist and songwriter, was raised during an era of armed struggles for independence and violent suppression by government forces. His electrifying jams capture the spirit of resistance and rebellion while echoing with guitar riffs reminiscent of fellow Africans Tinariwen and Ali Farka Touré, not to mention rock and blues icons such as Jimi Hendrix, John Lee Hooker and Jimmy Page. Already a superstar in the Tuareg community, Bombino's stature as one of Africa's hottest young guitarists was revealed to the world with 2011's Agadez. Soon after, grammy-winning producer and The Black Key's guitarist, Dan Auerbach invited Bombino to record his upcoming Nonesuch debut at his Nashville studio. With Nomad set to release in April 2013, the sky is truly the limit for this world music virtuoso.