Archive | November 29, 2013

West African Musical Sensation ‘Bombino’ Tours Boston

Omara Moctar, who goes by the name “Bombino,” is a guitarist and singer from the Agadez region of Niger with a cult following all across West Africa. His rich, trance-like music has hints of the blues and rock and roll, but for the most part it evokes the dramatic desert world he comes from. Bombino […]

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$1.8 million gift will let Museum of African Art explore Omani-East African links

  The National Museum of African Art announced a $1.8 million gift Tuesday, the largest in the museum’s history, from the sultanate of Oman to explore linkages between Omani and East African arts and culture. The multi-year program, “Connecting the Gems of the Indian Ocean: From Oman to East Africa,” will begin in 2014 and include […]

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