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Album of the Week: 'Sahel' by Bombino

The album artwork for Bombino's "Sahel" album. A photo showing just the eyes of a person with geometric patterns around it.
Sahel, a new album by Taureg singer Bombino, was released Sept. 15, 2023.

Sahel by Bombino is KAXE's Album of the Week for Sept. 22-28, 2023.

Bombino's Taureg rock evokes the vast, sand-swept regions of Western Africa, where he is from.

The guitarist, who in 2018 became the first Grammy-nominated artist born in Niger, released a new album Sahel on Sept. 15, 2023.

Named for the African biogeographic transition zone between the Sahara Desert to the north and savannahs to the south, Sahel calls of unity and peace across the region.

Take a listen to our album of the week on KAXE.

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Malachy started his radio career at a college radio station, where he played weird music in the middle of the night to possibly no one. On a good night maybe his parents were listening. Nonetheless, he was hooked on public radio and is still doing it today. He joined Northern Community Radio in 2022, where he gets to share his passion for local music as Producer of Centerstage Minnesota, an all Minnesota music show airing Fridays at 2pm.