Baaba Maal: Summer Dates


Baaba Maal
In the midst of a U.S. tour that has brought audiences to their feet across the country, Baaba Maal has announced initial June tour dates including a set at Bonnaroo (TN) and the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival (CA) and special shows at the Hollywood Bowl (CA) and Central Park Summerstage (NY). Baaba Maal's current North American tour, which kicked off on April 6 in Toronto, ON, is the legendary Senegalese musician's first U.S. tour in four years. Baaba and his band have been welcomed back with open arms, with audience members dancing in the aisles and filling formal concert halls with wild celebration. Stay tuned for more summer dates to be announced.

Baaba Maal's most recent album, Television, is a collaboration primarily with singer Sabina Sciubba and keyboardist Didi Gutman, both members of New York's Brazilian Girls. The result is a stunningly beautiful and diverse record that meshes two genres, generally unfamiliar to each other, to produce an eclectic and romantic sound. The enigmatically named title-track refers to a relatively recent phenomenon in Africa - ubiquitous TV screens. "The television set is like a stranger you didn't ask for coming into your living-room," explains Baaba. "You don't care about who he is: he just seems to come from nowhere and gives you information."

Remaining Spring 2010 Tour Dates:
04/29/10 Washington DC @ Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University
04/30/10 New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
05/01/10 Somerville, MA @ Somerville Theatre
05/02/10 Lebanon, NH @ Lebanon Opera House
05/05/10 Cuernavaca, Mexico @ Teatro Ocampo
05/07/10 Black Mountain, NC @ Lake Eden Festival

June 2010 Tour Dates (More Dates to be Announced Shortly):
6/12/10 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
6/14/10 New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage
6/18/10 Sierra Nevada, CA @ Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
6/20/10 Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

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[Published on: 4/29/10]

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