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Video premiere: Tuareg guitarist Bombino dedicates powerful new video to fallen brothers

Video premiere: Tuareg guitarist Bombino dedicates powerful new video to fallen brothers

“My brothers! Far from your ancestral culture, your personality disappears along with your spirit.”

So reads the epigraph for the new video for “Akhar Zaman,” a song from North African guitarist, singer and songwriter Bombino’s recent album “Azel” (which was produced by Dave Longstreth of Dirty Projectors). The video, which The Times is premiering, explores the plight of refugees worldwide and features Bombino seeming to wash ashore in America, undocumented and alone. 

The clip was directed by Sam Bathrick and mixes shots of the guitarist, a member of Tuareg tribe of North African nomads who recently...

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