Category Archives: Tour Announcements

Belize’s Garifuna Collective Reveals 2019 Tour Dates

The Garifuna Collective

The Garifuna Collective, Belize’s acclaimed Afro-Indigenous roots music band will be touring Europe and North America in support of its new album, Aban, this summer. This will be its first major international tour since 2014.

Aban is set for worldwide release June 21st, 2019 on Belize’s Stonetree Records. The European part of The Garifuna Collective’s tour will begin on June 6th in the Netherlands, with stops at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Norway’s Førde Festival, and YAAM Berlin.

The North American tour will begin on July 12th in Montana, with stops at the Calgary Folk Fest, The Cleveland Museum of Art, and New York City’s Summerstage.

The Garifuna Collective released its previous album, Ayo in 2016.

The Garifuna people are descendants of Afro-indigenous people from the Caribbean island of St Vincent who were exiled to Central America by the British in the 18th century.

The Garifuna Collective 2019 Tour Dates:

Europe:

June 6 – Afro-Pfingsten, Winterthur, NL
June 7 – YAAM, Berlin, DE
June 8 – IMMF, Nijmegen, NL
June 15 – Ethno Port Festival, Poznan, PL
June 22 – Wales, UK (Venue TBA)
June 23 – Liverpool, UK (Venue TBA)
June 28 – Lent Festival, Maribor, SI
June 29 – Fusion Festival, Lärz, DE
July 5 – Roskilde Festival, DK
July 6 – Førde Festival, NO
July 7 – Afrika Festival, Hertme, NL

North America:

July 12 – Montana Folk Festival, Butte, MO
July 20 – Grassroots Festival, Trumansburg, NY
July 21 – Schenectady Central Park, Schenectady, NY
July 24 – Cleveland Music of Art, Cleveland, OH
July 25 – Calgary Folk Fest, Calgary, AB
August 2 – Summerstage, New York, NY
Aug 16 – Invermere Festival, BC
Aug 17 – Salmon Arm Festival, Salmon Arm, BC
Aug 22 – Portland, ME – TBA
Aug 23 – Bangor, ME – TBA

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Acclaimed Haitian Roots Band RAM Reveals May 2019 Tour

RAM – Photo by David Gaar

Haitian roots band RAM has announced its 2019 United States tour featuring over a dozen shows. The tour will begin in New Orleans on May 18th and will continue along the east coast until June 1st.

Recently, RAM released its 7th album, “August 1791,” where ancient African and Haitian drums intertwine with electric guitar riffs and Caribbean melodies.

RAM – August 1791

Tour Dates:

5/18 at Bayou Boogalo Festival – New Orleans, LA

5/18 at West Bank Haitian Community Flag Day Festival – New Orleans, LA

5/19 at Ardenland Club – Jackson, MS

5/20 at Grey Eagle Club – Asheville, NC

5/21 at Lake Eden Arts Festival – Black Mountain, NC

5/22 at The Southern Café and Music Hall – Charlottesville, VA

5/23 at John and Peters Club – New Hope, PA

5/24 at Union Station Ballroom – Northampton, MA

5/25 at Moseley’s Ballroom – Boston, MA

5/26 at MYST Hookah Lounge – Philadelphia, PA

5/29 at State House Club – New Haven, CT

5/30 at SOBs Club – New York, NY

5/31 at Alumni Battle of the Bands (Princeton University) – Princeton, NJ

6/01 at Reign Club – Pembroke Pines, FL

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The Gloaming Announces USA Tour 2019

Celebrated Irish music ensemble The Gloaming will be touring the United States in April 2019. The Gloaming’s tour begins April 6th April in New York City at a sold out Carnegie Hall.  It’s followed by stops at beautiful theaters in Boston, Durham, Los Angeles and Santa Bárbara. This will be the last opportunity to see the band live before they go on an extended break.

The Gloaming 3

The Gloaming recently released its critically acclaimed album The Gloaming 3.

Tickets for The Gloaming’s 2019 USA Tour

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Fado Star Mariza Returns to North American Stages in 2019

Mariza – Photo by Carlos Ramos

Fado icon Mariza is returning to the United States and Canada for an extensive North American tour this spring. She will be performing songs from her latest album, “Mariza,” inviting listeners into the intensity and intimacy of fado.

For me, the most important part of my work is to make good music,” says Mariza. “And for that, I look for good producers, musicians, composers and lyricists,” she remarks. “The transparency of my music means I sing my own truth.”

Mariza- Mariza

The self-titled seventh album, Mariza, highlights new facets to her voice and her creativity, tackling songs that speak to the nuance of experience. “After almost 20 years of recording, my voice gained some maturity with all the songs that I sung so far,” says Mariza. “On this record, the lyrics I chose are also very mature. They convey histories of life, emotions from the soul.”

She also wrote her own lyrics. “For the first time I was able to sing a lyric written by me. It’s about an impossible love story,” she explains. “I discovered over the years that we all look for love. In many shapes and forms, that’s the truth, the truth of life for all human beings.

Mariza 2019 North American Tour Dates

April 6, 2019
Royce Hall
Los Angeles, California

April 10, 2019
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, California

April 12, 2019
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California

April 13, 2019
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California

April 14, 2019
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, California

April 17, 2019
Chan Center
Vancouver, Canada

April 20, 2019
University of Massachusetts, Lowell Auditorium
Lowell, Massachusetts

April 27, 2019
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music
Toronto, Canada

April 28, 2019
Maison Symphonique, Place Des Arts
Montreal, Canada

May 1, 2019
Town Hall
New York City

May 3, 2019
Arsht Center, James L. Knight Concert Hall
Miami, Florida

May 5, 2019
Wortham Center, Cullen Teather
Houston, TX

May 7, 2019
City Winery
Atlanta, GA

May 8th, 2019
City Winery
Chicago, IL

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Celebrated Malian Singer Fatoumata Diawara Announces 2019 North American Tour

Fatoumata Diawara

Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara will be touring North America in March and April to support her new Shanachie Records album Fenfo (“Something To Say”).

Fatoumata Diawara – Fenfo

The splendid and socially mindful artist has used her music to focus on critical matters such as arranged marriage, migration, genital mutilation, domestic violence. She also campaigned against the trafficking and sale of black migrants in Libyan slave markets.

Fatoumata Diawara has collaborated with Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock, Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Damon Albarn, Roberto Fonseca, David Crosby, Amadou & Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Snarky Puppy.

Tour dates:

March 21 – Neptuno Theater – Seattle, WA
March 23 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
March 24 – San Francisco Jazz Festival – San Francisco, CA
March 26 – Montorco – Music Hall – Durham, NC
March 28 – Savannah Music Festival – Savanah, GA
March 30 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY
March 31 – Highland Center for the Arts – Greensboro, VT
April 2 – Le National – Montreal, Canada
April 3, Palais Montcalm – Maison de la Musique – Quebec, Canada
April 4 – Toronto Centre for the Arts – Toronto, Canada
April 5 – City Winery Boston – Boston, MA
April 6 – North Beach Bandshell – Miami Beach, FL

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Mokoomba Revals Spring 2019 North American Tour

Mokoomba

Mokoomba, Zimbabwe’s leading roots music act returns to North America for a tour of Canada and the United States this April. The popular world music band is set to perform at Brooklyn Bowl, The Library of Congress, Freight and Salvage (Berkeleyn California), UC San Diego’s Price Center, and more.

The group has released three albums: Kweseka (2009), Rising Tide (2012) and Luyando (2017). Mokoomba will be recording their much-anticipated fourth album later this year. More about Mokoomba.

Mokoomba 2019 North American Spring Tour Dates:

4/6: GlobaLocal, Woodstock, VT
4/7: GlobaLocal, Woodstock, VT
4/9: State House, New Haven, CT
4/10: Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, NY
4/11: Music Haven Stage, Schenectady, NY
4/12: Somerville Theater, Boston, MA,
4/15: Library of Congress, Washington DC
4/16: Spire Arts Center, Frederick MD
4/19: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA
4/20: Swayz Ballroom, Dallas, TX
4/24: Price Center at UCSD, San Diego, CA
4/26: Town Hall, Seattle, WA
4/27: Imperial Vancouver, Vancouver, BC

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Portuguese Guitarist Marta Pereira da Costa Announces March 2019 U.S. Tour

Boundary-breaking Portuguese guitar player Marta Pereira da Costa will be touring North America in March 2019, with a monthlong, five city tour, that includes stops at The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. This tour is a rare opportunity to catch the world’s first and, so far, only woman to play the Portuguese guitar professionally.

Marta is bringing her unique take on contemporary Portuguese sounds to North America, along with her band: António Pinto on classical guitar, Miguel Amado on contrabass, Alexandre Diniz on piano, and André Sousa Machado on percussion. Together they’ll perform both Marta’s original repertoire from her self-titled album, Marta Pereira da Costa, as well as their own takes on Portuguese classics from the artists that have influenced her, including Variações Carlos Paredes and Mário Pacheco.

“Last year we played more than 30 concerts, so I’m very happy with this opportunity to take my voice, which is my Portuguese guitar, and my project and band to perform in the US”, says Marta.

Marta Pereira da Costa 2019 U.S. Tour Dates:

March 7th – Five Wounds Portuguese National Church, San Jose, California

March 8th – Portuguese Embassy, Washington DC

March 9th – Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, Washington DC

March 13th – Victorian Room, Driskill Hotel SXSW Festival, Austin, Texas

March 14th – Lincoln Center, David Rubenstein Atrium, New York

March 15th – DROM, New York

March 16th – Narrows Center for the Arts, Fall River, MA

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Refugees for Refugees Announce Amina Release Tour

Refugees for Refugees

World music ensemble Refugees for Refugees has announced an upcoming European tour to celebrate the release of its new album Amina.

Tour Dates:

16/02/2019 – Ancienne Belgiumlgique (Brussels, Belgium)
17/02/2019 – De Roma (Antwerpen, Belgium)
01/03/2019 – Salle Philharmonique de Liège (Belgium)
02/03/2019 – Maison Culturelle d’Ath (Belgium)
09/03/2019 – HandelsBelgiumurs (Gent, Belgium)
13/03/2019 – C-Mine (Genk, Belgium)
28/03/2019 – CC Brugge (Belgium)
29/03/2019 – Espace Ronny Coutteure (Grenay, France)
03/04/2019 – CC de Comines-Warneton (Belgium)
06/04/2019 – Centre culturel régional Action Sud (Viroinval, Belgium)
10/05/2019 – Ferme du Biéreau (Belgium)
16/05/2019 – Ter Vesten (Belgiumveren, Belgium)
28/05/2019 – Teatro do Trindade (Lisbon, Portugal)
29/05/2019 – Teatro Garcia de Resende (Evora, Portugal)
17/05/2019 – Quintet – Archipel 2019 (Brussels, Belgium)
13/07/2019 – Brosella Festival (Brussels, Belgium)
26/07/2019 – Glatt & Verkehrt Festival (Krems, Austria)

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Malian Band Songhoy Blues Announces January 2019 UK Tour


Acclaimed Malian band Songhoy Blues, has announced a short run of U.K. dates in January 2019.

 Currently in the process of writing and recording their new album, their upcoming live dates follow their much talked about U.K. shows in2017 including a formidable set on the Park Stage at Glastonbury, a sold out headline show as part of the Summer Series at Somerset House in London, a tremendous success at the Liverpool Festival of Psychedelia and a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

 The group has released two albums: Music in Exile (2015) and Résistance (2017).

The full list of shows is as follows:

22 January, 2019– Kendal – The Brewery

23 January, 2019– Manchester – Band on The Wall

24 January, 2019– Glasgow – Celtic Connections

25 January, 2019– Leeds – Opera North

27 January, 2019– London – Earth

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Congolese Sensation Jupiter & Okwess to Begin 2018 North American Tour

Jupiter & Okwess

One of the rising stars in the world music scene, Congolese musician Jupiter Bokondji and his band Okwess will be touring the United States and Mexico in September and October 2018.

The Congolese artists will be presenting their second album Kin Sonic. The album includes contributions from Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, violinist Warren Ellis of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds and Robert del Naja, aka ‘3D’, of Massive Attack.

2018 Tour Dates:

September 21 – Albuquerque, NM – Globalquerque Festival
September 22 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
September 23 – Chicago, IL – Navy Pier IMAX
September 25 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
September 26 – Guanajuato, Mexico – Festival Cervantino
September 28 – Bloomington, IN – Lotus Festival
September 29 – Bloomington, IN – Lotus Festival
October 2 – Philadelphia, PA – MilkBoy
October 3 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
October05 – Boston, MA – Boston University
October 7 – Joshua Tree, CA – Joshua Tree Music Festival
October 8 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
October 9 – Los Angeles, CA – Zebulon Cafe Concert
October 11 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
October 12 – Crystal Bay, NV – Crystal Bay Club Casino
October 16 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
October 18 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
October 20 – Black Mountain, NC – LEAF Community Arts Festival
October 26 – Guanajuato, Mexico – Explanada de la Alhóndiga de Granaditas
October 27 – Mérida, Mexico – Teatro Armando Manzanero

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