Amadou & Mariam debut Africaine 808 Remix

Amadou & Mariam debut Africaine 808 Remix of "Bofou Safou". The EP will be available June 9 on Because Music.

Malian musical duo Amadou & Mariam will release their Bofou Safou EP June 9 on Because Music. In addition to the title track, the group has also recently previewed the EP with the song’s Henrik Schwarz Remix. 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.”

Hailing from Mali, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia first met as children at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind—both lost their vision at an early age. It was here that they started performing in the institute’s Eclipse Orchestra, eventually marrying and began recording together in the ‘80s.


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)


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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