Two days after appearing at Sweden’s Hultsfred Festival, the duo will land in Tennessee for the June 17 Bonnaroo Music Festival. A string of West Coast dates will follow, including an appearance at the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in Boonville, Calif.
Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia have been blending traditional West African music, Euro-American pop, and political lyrics since 1980. The Mali-based couple is touring with 7 piece African band.
Amadou & Mariam will headline theatres in Seattle, Los Angeles and more before sharing the stage with Seu Jorge in Chicago. After stops along the Great Lakes and East Coast, the tour will wrap in New York City July 16.
They recently released a live CD/DVD, Paris Bamako, featuring songs from their 2004 smash Dimanche à Bamako.
Following the North American tour, the duo has more festival stops planned in Europe.