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Sponsored by International Folk Art Market


Santa Fe Summer Scene

at Santa Fe Railyard Plaza

Time: 6:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Ages: All Ages    
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Special thanks to our presenting sponsor: International Folk Art Market

This special concert follows the annual IFAM procession.
Join your Santa Fe neighbors on the Railyard Plaza beside the landmark Water Tower for great FREE concerts all summer long.
-Feel free to bring chairs to the concert.
-Food and drink are available inside Second Street Brewery, Violet Crown Cinema, As Above & So Below, and La Lecharia for your ice cream needs. Food trucks will also be on site. 
-Bring your water bottle—we will have filling stations.
-Ample parking is available in the underground garage just north of REI.
This year Summer Scene is celebrating the International Folk Art Market with a week of renowned global artists! Described by The New York Times as the “Sultan of shred,” guitar luminary and Tuareg folk hero Omara "Bombino" Moctar hails from Niger and plays highly danceable North African desert blues.
His 2018 album Deran turned Bombino into the first-ever Grammy-nominated artist from Niger. His new collection of songs, entitled Sahel after the African region spanning East-West from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, is Bombino’s most personal, powerful, and politically minded work to date. It’s also his most sonically diverse, a quality he set out to achieve from the start, and one that is meant to directly mirror the complex tapestry of cultures and people that make up the Sahel region itself. He says, “the general plight of the Tuareg is always on my mind and while I’ve addressed it in my music all along, I wanted to give it a special focus on this album.”
To bring the songs to life, Bombino worked closely with Welsh producer/ mixer David Wrench (David Byrne, Frank Ocean, Caribou, Goldfrapp, Erasure,The xx, Sampha), decamping with his bandmates to a studio in Casablanca for ten days to lay down the album. “Bombino’s an incredible musician, easily one of the best musicians I ever worked with,” Wrench says with fondness of seeing the Tuareg guitarist up close. “What he does looks effortless, but it's so complex. It’s such a refined style, it’s so him, it’s unique. It contains all this history in it, it’s amazing.” The feeling is mutual. While Bombino has been fortunate to have sympathetic guitarists like Dan Auerbach and David Longstreth sit in the producer’s chair in the past, Wrench provided a new level of expertise.

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