Having recently played Pitchfork Festival, Vagabon (the project of NYC’s Lætitia Tamko) will continue on tour later this year, including a run of fall dates with eccentric Chicago artist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya (who also played with her in Brooklyn in May). The dates are in continued support of her debut album Infinite Worlds.
There's no NYC show on the tour with Nnamdi, but Vagabon makes an appearance in her hometown before those dates kick off. She plays a free Lincoln Center Out of Doors show on August 11 in Damrosch Park, opening for Grammy Award-winning Mexican singer/songwriter Natalia Lafourcade. Here's an excerpt from an NPR article on Natalia's new album Musas:
On Musas, Lafourcade pays tribute to artists such as Agustín Lara, Margarita Lecuona and Roberto Cantoral. Some of her idols helped out: Cuban singer Omara Portuondo of Buena Vista Social Club sings on "Tu Me Acostumbraste," for instance. And the legendary acoustic guitar duo Los Macorinos — Juan Carlos Allende and Miguel Peña, who are both in their 70s — accompanies the 33-year-old Lafourcade on every song.
Allende and Peña were different from her usual collaborators, she says: "The Macorinos were more calm. They were patient with music and they were paying a lot of attention to the details."
When asked to name songs on Musas that explore Latin American musical tradition in a way that makes her happiest, Lafourcade names Lara's "Te Vi Pasar," as well as "Qué He Sacado Con Quererte," associated with Chilean artist Violeta Parra.
Again, the Lincoln Center show is totally free, no RSVP or anything required. 7:30 PM start.
Watch a video from Musas, along with a Vagabon video and the list of all Vagabon tour dates, below.
Vagabon -- 2017 Tour Dates
Jul 21 Villa Noailles & MIDI Night HyÈres, France
Aug 11 Lincoln Center Out of Doors New York, NY^
Sep 12 Columbus Theatre Providence, RI*
Sep 13 SPACE Gallery Portland, ME*
Sep 15 Smiling Buddha Toronto, ON*
Sep 16 UFO Factory Detroit, MI*
Sep 17 Subterranean Chicago, IL*
Sep 19 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN*
Sep 20 Reverb Lounge Omaha, NE*
Sep 21 Larimer Lounge Denver, CO*
Sep 22 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, UT*
Sep 23 Neurolux Lounge Boise, ID*
Sep 24 Holocene Portland, OR*
Sep 25 The Fox Cabaret Vancouver, Canada*
Sep 26 The Vera Project Seattle, WA*
Sep 28 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, CA*
Sep 29 The Crepe Place Santa Cruz, CA*
Oct 02 The Rebel Lounge Phoenix, AZ*
Oct 06 Walters Downtown Houston, TX*
Oct 07 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA*
Oct 08 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA*
Oct 10 The Pinhook Durham, NC*
Oct 11 Strange Matter Richmond, VA*
Oct 12 Black Cat Washington, DC*
Oct 17 The Garage London, United Kingdom
Oct 18 Night & Day Manchester, United Kingdom
Oct 19 Thekla Bristol, United Kingdom
Oct 20 The Green Door Store Brighton, United Kingdom
Oct 23 Privatclub Berlin, Germany
Nov 01 7 SALLES AUTOUR DE BASTILLE Paris, France
^ - w/ Natalia Lafourcade
* - w/ Nnamdi Ogbonnaya