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Cheikh Lô to Tour North America in April

Cheikh Lô: Jamm [cover]

Senegalese singer-songwriter Cheikh Lô will return to North America this April to play a series of venues and festivals featuring music from his critically acclaimed fifth album, Jamm. This will be the first opportunity for North American audiences to hear Lô performing songs from the album since its release on Nonesuch / World Circuit Records in July 2011. The tour includes a performance in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall, sets at the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Louisiana International Festival, and shows in DC, St. Louis, Ann Arbor, Chapel Hill, Ithaca, and Montreal. See below for all the scheduled tour dates; for additional information and ticket links, go to

Jamm received critical praise in the UK and Europe with Uncut calling it the "African album of the year" and the Guardian saying "Cheikh Lô is back with an album that reconfirms his position as one of the finest, one of the most soulful singers in West Africa." On its North American release, Downbeat awarded the album four stars, describing it as Lô's "best work since the mid-90s."

A superb singer and songwriter as well as a distinctive guitarist, percussionist and drummer Lô has personalized and distilled a variety of influences from West and Central Africa, to create a style that is uniquely his own. Described as "one of the most persuasive, unique and charismatic performers on the world music circuit" (BBC) these dates give North American audiences a rare opportunity to see this remarkable performer play live.


Apr 11 Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University Washington, DC
Apr 12 University of Missouri, St. Louis St. Louis, MO
Apr 13 Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI
Apr 14 Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 19 The Haunt Ithaca, NY
Apr 20 Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall New York, NY
Apr 21 Le Cabaret du Mile End Montreal, QC
Apr 27 Louisiana International Festival Lafayette, LA
Apr 28 New Orleans Jazz Fest New Orleans, LA
Apr 29 Louisiana International Festival Lafayette, LA


Hi: please add second Canadian date: Apr 25 - The Great Hall - Toronto, ON


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