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AMADOU & MARIAM’S BOFOU SAFOU EP OUT JUNE 9 VIA BECAUSE MUSIC

Malian musical duo and Grammy-award nominees Amadou & Mariam are set for the release of their Bofou Safou EP June 9 on Because Music. In addition to the title track, which Stereogum calls “the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk” in premiering the song’s video, the EP includes the “Bofou Safou (Africaine 808 Remix)” which is premiering now via MixMag France. Stream the track HERE. The group also recently previewed the EP with the song’s Henrik Schwarz Remix, which can be streamed HERE. The term “bofou safou” is a Bambara (the Malian national language) nickname given to nonchalant young men who would rather dance than work.

Of the forthcoming EP, the group notes, “We really like the remixes that were made for the EP. You get to hear our music in a different form, which is great. All five remixes manage to catch the essence of our song while really pushing those enticing afro pop and electronic vibes further.”

The duo is readying a full album of new music, La Confusion, slated for release later in 2017 on Because Music. This summer the pair will embark on their first major market North American headlining tour in four years with stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Montreal and more. See below for a full tour itinerary.

BOFOU SAFOU EP TRACK LIST

1. Bofou Safou
2. Filaou Bessame
3. Bofou Safou (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
4. Bofou Safou (Africaine 808 Remix)
5. Bofou Safou (Lully Remix)
6. Bofou Safou (Fatima Yamaha Remix)
7. Bofou Safou (Vasco Remix)

AMADOU & MARIAM LIVE

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 16—Schenectady, NY— Music Haven Concert Series
July 20—Washington, DC—9:30 Club

July 21— Celebrate Brooklyn—Brooklyn NY
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
August 2—Tucson, AZ—Rialto Theater
August 4—Los Angeles, CA—The Fonda Theatre
August 5—Santa Cruz, CA—Catalyst

Aug 6—San Francisco, CA—Sigmund Stern Grove
August 9 & 10—Seattle, WA—Triple Door

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