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    AfroCubism to Tour This Fall Following Album's October Release

    AfroCubism—the great world music album that never was—has finally been realized and is due for release from World Circuit / Nonesuch Records this October. In 1996, a group of acclaimed Malian musicians was due to fly to Havana to collaborate with some of Cuba’s greatest singers and instrumentalists. The Malians never arrived, and a very different album, Buena Vista Social Club, was recorded. To coincide with the release of its forthcoming self-titled album, AfroCubism the band will embark on its first full tour of Europe and North America this fall.

    Following the success of AfroCubism’s premiere shows in Cartagena and Rotterdam in July, the group kicks off its international tour in November with a line-up featuring some of Cuba and Mali's finest musicians: Eliades Ochoa, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara, Groupo Patria, Toumani Diabaté, Kasse Mady Diabaté, and Lasana Diabaté. In North America, where the album is due for release on Nonesuch on October 19, the group will stop in Montreal, Boston, and New York. For more information on these dates and ticket links, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour. For information on the tour outside of the US, visit worldcircuit.co.uk.

    To learn more about the group, head to nonesuch.com/artists/afrocubism.

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AfroCubism to Tour This Fall Following Album's October Release

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AfroCubism—the great world music album that never was—has finally been realized and is due for release from World Circuit / Nonesuch Records this October. To coincide with the release of the album, AfroCubism the band, featuring some of Cuba and Mali's finest musicians, will embark on its first full tour this fall. In North America, where the album is due for release on Nonesuch October 19, the group will stop in Montreal, Boston, and New York.

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AfroCubism—the great world music album that never was—has finally been realized and is due for release from World Circuit / Nonesuch Records this October. In 1996, a group of acclaimed Malian musicians was due to fly to Havana to collaborate with some of Cuba’s greatest singers and instrumentalists. The Malians never arrived, and a very different album, Buena Vista Social Club, was recorded. To coincide with the release of its forthcoming self-titled album, AfroCubism the band will embark on its first full tour of Europe and North America this fall.

Following the success of AfroCubism’s premiere shows in Cartagena and Rotterdam in July, the group kicks off its international tour in November with a line-up featuring some of Cuba and Mali's finest musicians: Eliades Ochoa, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara, Groupo Patria, Toumani Diabaté, Kasse Mady Diabaté, and Lasana Diabaté. In North America, where the album is due for release on Nonesuch on October 19, the group will stop in Montreal, Boston, and New York. For more information on these dates and ticket links, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour. For information on the tour outside of the US, visit worldcircuit.co.uk.

To learn more about the group, head to nonesuch.com/artists/afrocubism.

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