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Niger's songwriter Bombino

We veer into the desert for the Geo Quiz this time. We're headed to a West African city: the capital of Niger. The capital is pretty arid but it's even dryer in towns like Agadez in the north.

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The climate is pretty inhospitable but the Touareg nomads who live there are warm and welcoming. One of them is Bombino. He is speaking from Niamey, the answer to our quiz.

Bombino is a songwriter and guitarist. His real name is Omara Moctar. American filmmaker Ron Wyman happened to be in Niger a few years ago to make a film about the Touareg. It became Agadez featuring Bombino.