Split Works presents: BOMBINO China Tour

A sublime iteration of the desert blues that’s both authentic and ambitious.” – Pitchfork

“Ali Farka Touré [meets] Carlos Santana, Mark Knopfler, Jerry Garcia electric and Jerry Garcia acoustic. Bombino is never just one thing.” – The New York Times
Take a man from the Western Sahara.

Give him a mesmerizing “honey-and-sand” voice, and a virtuoso skill with the guitar.

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).

Five city tour. Sun Dec 10 in Shanghai (Shanghai Symphony Orchestra), followed by Beijing (Dec 12, Yugong Yishan), Changsha (Dec 13, VOX) , Shenzhen (Dec 14, B10) and Guangzhou (Dec 15, 191 Space).

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.

Split Works Presents: BOMBINO

Date and Time: Sunday, December 10, 7:45pm
*Performance will start promptly at 7:45pm. Please arrive 45 minutes prior to show time.
Venue: 上海交响音乐厅 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Address: 1380 Middle Fuxing Road, Xuhui District(徐汇区复兴中路1380号)
Tickets: 380 / 280 / 180 / 80 RMB
Link: http://shsymphony.com/item-index-id-942.html

Date and Time: Tuesday, December 12, 8:30pm
Venue: 愚公移山Yugong Yishan
Address: 3-2 Zhangzizhong Lu, Dongcheng district(北京市东城区张自忠路3-2号)
Tickets: 120RMB (Presale) // 140RMB (Door)
* Pre-sales end on 12 noon, Dec.12th, 2017
Tickets once sold cannot be refunded!

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 13, 8:30pm
Venue: VOX Livehouse
Address: Room B110 (Nanhu Dongyi Building), NO.799 South Shuyuan Road, Tianxin District(天心区书院南路 799号,南湖东怡大厦外国生活馆B110)
Tickets: 80RMB (Presale) / 100RMB (Door)
LINK: http://www.showstart.com/event/39879

Date and Time: Thursday, December 14 8:30pm
Venue: B10 Livehouse
Address: North side of Building C2, North District, OCT-LOFT, Nanshan District(华侨城创意文化园北区C2栋北侧)
Tickets: 80RMB (Presale) / 100RMB (Door)
Link: https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a1z10.1-c.w4004-8693120102.6.5322eba3CEMUK6&id=561071388730

Date and Time: Friday, December 15, 8:00pm
Venue: 191 Space
Address: 191 Guangzhou Dadao Zhong, Yuexiu District (广州大道中路191号)
Tickets: 80 RMB (Presale) / 100RMB (Door)
LINK: http://www.showstart.com/event/39470


Split Works official website:www.spli-t.com
Bombino official website: www.bombinomusic.com

About Split Works:

Split Works has been rocking in the free (ish) world since 2006. Working with inspirational artists from across the globe, the good people at Split Works HQ have been a key contributor to the continued rise of China’s music scene.

Split Works has launched five music festivals and promoted over 400 tours to 30 Chinese cities, always striving to stay true to a familiar refrain: the music has to be special, every single time. From Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Sonic Youth, from Thee Oh Sees to Mac Demarco and Cloud Nothings, from Black Rabbit to JUE and Wooozy to Concrete & Grass. We love music, we love China and we love you.

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