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Split Works presents: BOMBINO in GUANGZHOU
Take a man from the Western Sahara.
Give him a mesmerizing “honey-and-sand” voice, and a virtuoso skill with the guitar.
What happens when he goes on a journey that takes him through rebellions and wars, deserts and famines, tyranny and precarity? Out it comes: dazzling, spectacular music that rings with the stories of his nomadic Tuareg people. Songs that masterfully blend the blues, jazz, reggae, afrobeat and West African rhythms.
That Bombino’s music even exists is nothing short of a miracle, and to see him live is to witness the power of music in our uncertain times. After Vieux Farka Toure and TINARIWEN, we’re excited to present a China debut for Niger’s own rock’n’roll hero in collaboration with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO).
The Western Sahara’s most promising guitar hero (and biggest Dire Straits fan) is the perfect match of sound and soul.
His early life is the stuff of a thousand tales, and an extraordinary journey through hardships and strife. His musical breakthrough came in 2006, when a 26-year old Bombino traveled to the U.S. to record a session (with The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards and Charlie Watts, no less).
Later that year, Bombino served as Angelina Jolie’s guide to the Niger desert region, playing her the music of the Tuareg. His self-recorded cassette tapes were beginning to mark him as a musical name to watch in the region. One of these tapes got the attention of filmmaker Ron Wyman, who traveled to meet Bombino in 2009 – a meeting that resulted in the album that put him on the map - Agadez.
In 2013, Bombino released Nomad, produced by the Grammy Award-winning Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music album chart and iTunes World charts, paving the way for a string of global tours and universal acclaim. 2016 saw the follow-up Azel, produced by Dave Longstreth of the Dirty Projectors. It’s Bombino's best, most well-rounded, and groundbreaking album to date.
We’re excited beyond words to present Bombino in China. Four thousand years of Tuareg culture ring through his six-strings. Join us for a trip into history, and into the desert sands..
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Date: Friday, December 15
Venue Name: 191 Space
Tickets: 80 (presale) / 120 (door)
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Address:No.191 middle road of guangzhou avenue, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou.广州大道中路191号(地铁5号线五羊邨站A出口,五羊新城广场对面,同仁堂后面)
Date: December 10, 2017
Venue Name: Hepburn Bar
Address: F/1-4, 241 Yanjiang Zhong Lu, Haizhu District海珠区沿江中路241号1-4楼
Traditional Christmas Dinner Buffet
Date: Monday, December 25, 2017 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Pricing Info: Free entry
Booking Phone Number: 020-3801 7000
Place Address: No.1103 Shop, HuaChengBlvd No.16, Zhujiang New Town, Tianhe District, Guangzhou 广州天河区珠江新城花城大道16号1103铺
Free Beer for Teachers at Bravo
Date: Saturday, from November 4, 2017 until May 31, 2018
Time: All day
Venue Name: Bravo
Address: Shop 114-115, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城华就路6号114-115铺
Phone: 3809 3309
The Color Run
Date: December 16, 2017
Website: Please Click Here
Venue Name: Ersha Island Sports Park
Address: Qingbo Lu, Ersha Island, Yuexiu District越秀区二沙岛晴波路
HOTELEX Guangzhou 2017
Date: December 12 – 14, 2017
Venue: Poly World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 - 4 No.1000, Xingang East Road, Haizhu District, Guangzhou广州保利世贸博览馆H1-4
Exhibition Information Contact: Ms. Li
Contact: 021-3339 2243 / 2224
For booth and visitor registration, please go to:Please Click Here
Langham Place, Guangzhou Festive Celebrations
Date: Every Sunday, from December 24, 2017 until January 1, 2018
Venue Name: Sky Bar (Langham Place, Guangzhou)
Address: 638 Xingang Dong Lu, Haizhu District 广州市海珠区新港东路638号
Phone: 8916 3388
Guess Taps Killer Night at Bravo
Date : Every Tuesday, from November 14, 2017 until April 30, 2018
Time : 9-12pm
Venue Name : Bravo
Address : Shop 114-115, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城华就路6号114-115铺
Phone : 3809 3309
Date : Every Tuesday-Sunday, from December 15, 2017 until December 24, 2017
Time : 2.30pm/8pm
Price : 399-1,299
Website : Please Click Here
Venue Name : Guangzhou Opera House
Address : 1 Zhujiang Xi Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District 天河区珠江新城珠江西路1号
Phone : 3839 2888
Burger Wednesday at Bravo
Date: Every Wednesday, from November 15, 2017 until May 31, 2018
Venue Name: Bravo
Address: Shop 114-115, 6 Huajiu Lu, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District天河区珠江新城华就路6号114-115铺
Phone: 3809 3309