Bombino returns to concert in Milan

Bombino returns to concert in Milan

The return to Milan of Bombino is scheduled for 10 September 2024 in the Garden of the Triennale palace, as part of Triennale Estate.

Bombino's last appearances in our country date back to last October with two concerts: in Florence and Rome. He has been missing in Milan since 2022.

Goumour Almoctar, aka Bombino, is an international desert blues star. Originally from Niger, he grew up in the Tuareg Ifoghas tribe of Agadez on the outskirts of the Sahara, which had been fighting for centuries against colonialism and the imposition of the most severe Islam and for this reason over the years he was forced to flee several times with his family. One day he picks up a guitar forgotten by his relatives and, slowly, by practicing, he discovers his greatest passion.

Bombino's sounds recall those of Tinariwen, nearby desert musicians, but his electrifying melodies, which contain the spirit of resistance and rebellion, exude an irresistible groove. A dense and magmatic version of the blues, to which is added the peculiarity of freeing itself from the classic metric based on the “call and response” between solo singer and choir (usually female), replacing the latter with the melodic digressions of the guitar.
The fame of the young Nigerian musician began to grow in 2009 – shortly after his solo debut – and led him to be known throughout the world and to play in the most important music festivals where he had the opportunity to share the stage with artists such as Keith Richards and Stevie Wonder, to name a couple, as well as collaborating with some of the most important producers in the world such as Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and David Wrench (David Byrne, Frank Ocean, Caribou, Goldfrapp, The xx, Sampha).

Nicknamed 'the Sultan of the six strings' by the New York Times and 'the greatest guitarist in the world' by Noisey, in 2019 he was nominated for the Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album, becoming the first Nigerian artist to obtain a nomination for the award.

In Italy he was a guest on television programs such as “Che tempo che fa” by Fabio Fazio and “Propaganda Live”, as well as having collaborated with artists such as Jovanotti, who involved him in the production of his song “Si risza il vento”.


September 10, 2024
Garden of the Triennale di Milano institution
Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6, 20121 Milan.

Doors open at 8pm, concert starts at 9.30pm.

Tickets on sale on the DICE circuit and on the official ticket office of the Triennale di Milano.