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Bombino on World Cafe | July 24, 2013

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Nomad is an appropriate title for Bombino's new album; a member of the Tuareg tribe in Saharan Africa, the guitar was first relocated to a refugee camp in Algeria, where he learned to play his instrument. In 2011, he went into exile in Burkina Faso, which led to the making of his first album, Agadez.

Black Keys guitarist and producer Dan Auerbach heard the album and invited Bombino to Nashville to put together a second album, Nomad. Bombino's explosively exciting desert-guitar sound somehow fit perfectly with Auerbach's rock/funk/kitchen-sink aesthetic, making for an album that's both thrilling and hypnotic. (link)


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Hour 1

Ziggy Marley “Conscious Party” Conscious Party
Deer Tick “The Dream’s in the Ditch” Negativity 
Sugar “If I Can’t Change Your Mind” Copper Blue
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears “Come to My Party” Electric Slave
The Black Keys “Howlin’ for You” Brothers
((Chairlift "Garbage" Does You Inspire You))
Bombino “Amidinine” Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Bombino “Tamiditine” Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
((Calexico "Epic Begins" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Bjork “Venus as a Boy” Debut
Junip “Your Life Your Call” Junip
Chris Whitley “Look What Love Has Done” Living with the Law
((Cassandra Wilson "Wichita Lineman" Belly of the Sun))

Hour 2

Van Morrison “Caravan” Moondance
Volcano Choir “Byegone” Repave
Lianne La Havas “Is Your Love Big Enough” Is Your Love Big Enough
Brett Dennen “Wild Child” Smoke and Mirrors
Iggy Pop “Wild One (Real Wild Child)” Blah Blah Blah
((Divine Fits "For Your Hear" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Treetop Flyers “Things Will Change” The Mountain Moves
Givers “Up, Up, Up” In Light
Langhorne Slim “Say Yes” Be Set Free
Shovels & Rope "Birmingham" O' Be Joyful
((Dan Mangan "Sold" Nice, Nice, Nice))
Tracy Chapman “Give Me One Reason” New Beginning
Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective “What Color Are You?” Black Birds are Dancing
Richard Thompson “Good Things Happen to Bad People” Electric
Andrew Bird “A Nervous Tic Motion of the Head to the Left” Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
((Daniel Martin Moore "The Old Measure" Stray Age))