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Amadou & Mariam prep new LP, share “Bofou Safou” & mixtape, touring


Acclaimed Malian music duo Amadou & Mariam have just released infectious new single “Bofou Safou” which will be on their new album La Confusion, due out later this year via Because Music. (It’s be their first since 2012’s Folila.) You can check out the lyric video for the single below. While we wait for the LP, the pair have also shared James Stewart (Voilaaa Sound System) & Amadou & Mariam Present: The ‘Bofou Safou’ Mixtape, which you can also stream below.

Amadou & Mariam, who haven’t been here in a while, will be on tour in North America this summer. No NYC show has been announced so far but surely something (maybe Celebrate Brooklyn?) will pop up. All current dates are listed below.

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1. Ya La (Oumou Sangare)
2. Biguine inferno (O.R.E.A)
3. Kognokoura (Niama Makalou & African Soul Band)
4. Ta Lassa (International Soleil Band)
5. Delirium (Francine McGee)
6. Oba Oyebade Lipede – James Stewart & Chylorama Edit (Shina Adewale)
7. Body & Soul – Justin Strauss & Bryan Mette Whatever Remix (William Onyeabor)
8. Bissao – Pilooski Edit (Francis Bebey)
9. Pour la vie ft. Pat Kalla (Voilaaa)
10. Delectation (Livy Ekemezie)
11. Bazouka (Eric Cosaque)
12. Empuja Empuja (Nina Emilia)
13. Mbongo Mokosi (Pablo Lubadika Porthos)
14. Courougnegne – Ledoux Records (Mory Kanté)
15. Dyana (Amadou & Mariam)

July 13—Montreal, QC—Festival Internacional Nuits d’Afrique
July 14—Quebec, QC—Festival D’été de Quebec
July 15—Northampton, MA—Green River Festival
July 20—Washington, DC—9:30 Club
July 22—Philadelphia, PA—World Café Live
July 24—Chicago, IL—Millennium Park
July 27—Minneapolis, MN—Cedar Cultural Center
July 29—Boulder, CO—Boulder Theater
July 30—Telluride, CO—Sheridan Opera House
August 2—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theater
August 4—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
August 5—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst
August 9 & 10—Seattle, WA—Triple Door

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