Bombino + Gjest: Knut Reiersrud

Bombino by Ron Wyman
Cosmopolite Scene
Saturday 25. May 2024
The doors open at 20:00
Concert starts at 21:00
Ticket price
380/330,- +avg
Age limit
18 years with valid ID
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Bombino + Gjest: Knut Reiersrud

Omara "Bombino" Moctar is a cult figure in desert blues – and is constantly referred to as one of the world's greatest living blues guitarists. The guitarist and singer is currently promoting his seventh album "Sahel," where the musical nomad sings about his home, his children, and the struggles of the Tuareg people. 

Bombino has performed at Cosmopolite several times and is a beloved artist of our audience, who continually return to see him.

“the Hendrix of the Sahel”  – THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Sahel" is Bombino's most personal, powerful, and politically aware album yet. Its sonic complexity aims to showcase the interwoven and intricate culture and people that make up the Sahel region. The album came about when Bombino had to stay home during the pandemic and had the chance to re-connect with his roots.

"The Sultan of Shredding" – THE NEW YORK TIMES

Bombino's style as a guitarist is lightning-fast, elastic, and highly musical. When he was in exile in Libya and Algeria in the 1990s, he combed through recordings of Jimi Hendrix – and now musicians around the world do the same with Bombino.

About "Sahel": "A culturally rich innovation" – CULTFOLLOWING

The Welsh producer David Wrench worked closely with Bombino on the album "Sahel." Wrench describes a working process where the songs were not planned but came about in the studio, stemming from an artist who possesses an enormous vocabulary of songs, stories, playing styles, and memories: "What he does looks so effortless, but it's so complex. The style is refined, entirely unique, and entirely his own. It holds history within it, and it's incredible."

With Bombino's incredible, unique, and delicate playing style, featuring trance-inducing repetitive parts interspersed with sublime solos, we can promise a concert that tells powerful stories and immerses the audience in the desert blues universe!


Knut Reiersrud Norway's greatest blues guitarist has left his mark on Norwegian music for 45 years now. He has torn up blues clubs, played at the opening of the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, and has received three Spellemann Awards and a Danish Grammy. Reiersrud will perform a couple of songs before the concert starts.

Line up:
Bombino – guitar and vocals
Kawissan Mohamed Alhassan – guitar and vocals
Youba Dia – bass Corey
Wilhelm – drums