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Bombino Reggae Concert

May 25 @ 8:30 pm

The Ludlow Garage

$20 – $35
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Bombino will be live at the Ludlow Garage on May 25th.


Born in 1980 just outside Agadez, Niger, Bombino came of age during much political upheaval, fleeing with his family to Algeria by 1990, teaching himself guitar. After years of honing his skills back home and spending time as a shepherd in Libya, he first left Africa and traveled to California in 2006 as a lead soloist on tour with Tidawt. Bombino fled to Burkina Faso.

Released in 2011, record Agadez, showcased Bombino’s captivating vocals, his hypnotic, awe-inspiring guitar playing and evocative rhythms. For his second album, 2013’s Nomad, Bombino traveled to Nashville to record with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.

Bombino went to upstate New York to record his third album, Azel. It was on Azel that Bombino introduced a new genre he dubs ‘Tuareggae’ – a blend of Tuareg guitar with reggae rhythm – to the world. His next studio album, Deran, was recorded in Casablanca, Morocco in the fall of 2017. On December 7, 2018, Deran was nominated for a Grammy award (Best World Music Album), the first-ever Grammy nomination for an artist from Niger.

Bombino released his latest album, ‘Live In Amsterdam’ in November 2020. Regardless of the challenges life throws at him, Bombino marches ever forward on his mission to use music to spread love, understanding, and the beauty of Tuareg culture throughout the world.

Links to Bombino’s Website and Wikipedia.

Tickets to Bombino:

Tickets to Bombino range from $20 – $35.



Parking at Ludlow Garage for Bombino:

On-street parking is often available on (or near) Ludlow Ave. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Clifton Gaslight District also has a “Merchant Lot” (paid parking) at 334 Howell Ave., off Clifton Ave. You can find additional paid parking very close by on Ludlow Ave.


Kitchen Hours at Ludlow Garage for Bombino:

The kitchen will be open from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the date of this performance. A CincySaver discount is also available.


About Ludlow Garage:

Your neighborhood gastropub is a true Cincinnati icon where world-class musicians have been coming to play for decades. Come and experience what makes the Ludlow Garage a true Cincinnati staple with the restaurant and music community.


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May 25
8:30 pm
$20 – $35
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The Ludlow Garage
342 Ludlow Ave
Cincinnati,OH45220United States
(513) 861-7625
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