Amadou & Mariam stream new single

AMADOU & MARIAM stream new single "Bofou Safou".

Malian music duo Amadou & Mariam have shared their new single “Bofou Safou” This summer the pair will embark on their first major market North American headline in four years with stops in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Montreal and more. See below for a full tour itinerary.

The duo is readying a full album of new music, La Confusion, slated for release later in 2017 on Because Music. In reference to the new single, the term “bofou safou” is a bambara (Malian national language) nickname given to nonchalant young men who would rather dance than work. The duo collaborated with James Stewart for the compilation James Stewart (Voilaaa Sound System) & Amadou & Mariam Present: The ‘Bofou Safou’ Mixtape, which is available for streaming now.

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 began performing in the institute’s Eclipse Orchestra. Eventually the couple would marry and began recording together in the 80s.


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


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)


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