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Amadou and Mariam are back with "Bofou Safou", their first new music since 2012

13 April 2017, 16:19 | Written by Laurence Day

Amadou and Mariam have shared "Bofou Safou", their first new music in five years.

The track is the Malian duo's first fresh noises since 2012's Folila LP. The title comes from a Bambara term for "nonchalant young men who would rather dance than work".

Amadou and Mariam are readying a new record for release later this year via Because.

Next month sees the couple embark on a series of shows in Europe (plus one in Morocco), including a stop at London's KOKO - their first headline date in the UK capital in half a decade. Amadou and Mariam are also set for a heap of festivals this summer, including End Of The Road in September.


  • 12 - Sala Barts - Barcelona, Spain
  • 14 - Magazine - Rabat, Morocco
  • 17 - Kaufleuten - Zurich, Switzerland
  • 18 - Château Rouge Relais Culturel - Annemasse, France
  • 24 - KOKO - London, UK


  • 10 - Festival Notes en Vert - La Rochelle, France
  • 11 - We Love Green Festival - Paris, France


  • 7 - Pyrène Festival - Bordes, France


  • 3 - End of the Road Festival - Dorset, UK

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