World music of the week: Bombino, Village Underground, London EC2


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Omara "Bombino" Moctar is a brilliant young Tuareg guitarist and singer-songwriter from Agadez in Niger, with Nomad, a bone-shaker of a new album, produced by the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach at his studio in Nashville.

Fans of his last album, Agadez, and Ron Wyman's accompanying film will find a heavier but equally hypnotic and raw Tuareg rock. Bombino hadn't heard of the Black Keys before Auerbach introduced himself after a show last year – his Western influences were Hendrix and Knopfler.

For his only UK show, expect a crowded room and spectacular sub-Saharan guitar shredding.

020 7422 7505;, Thursday