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    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of July 24–26
    Benoit Peverelli

    Malian-born singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré continues her affiliation with the WOMAD festival, having performed at its earlier incarnations and performing tonight at WOMAD Charlton Park in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. Also performing tonight is Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa. Another of Mali's superstars, Oumou Sangare, takes the WOMAD stage tomorrow afternoon.

    Closing things out on the festival's final day, Sunday, are Youssou N'Dour and his Super Etoile band. Tonight they're in Southern France, performing on the Jardin Stage at the Nice Jazz Festival. I Bring What I Love, the documentary about Youssou's album Egypt, opens in Canada today.

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    Amadou & Mariam bring their US tour with Coldplay to a close tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. After tonight's final tour performance, the music keeps playing, as CNN's African Voices, airing Saturday, takes a closer look at the husband-and-wife musical team. With their "positive and mesmeric vocals and [Amadou] Bagayoko's guitar playing," says CNN, "the duo have been feted by musicians across the world." Learn why by watching this weekend.

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    David Byrne's Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno tour continues to wind its way through Italy. The Italian leg of the tour began two weeks ago and stops off in Locorotondo for the Locus Festival tonight. There are two more towns in the country next week before Byrne et al. move on to France.

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    Bill Frisell concludes his European tour with the McCoy Tyner Quintet after playing each weekend night: tonight at the Messe Stuttgart (Flughafen) in Stuttgart; Saturday at the Klosterruine in Limberg, Germany; and Sunday at Cavea Auditorium in Rome. Bill returns to play in the States next month. Jazzwise gave four stars to Bill's latest Nonesuch release, Disfarmer, out this week, calling it "an album to mount up and ride off to the sunset with."

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    The Low Anthem is in Philadelphia on Saturday to play the XPoNential Music Festival, organized by local radio station XPN, in Wiggins Park. There's a feature profile of the band in today's Independent, which you can find at independent.co.uk.

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    Punch Brothers play two shows in Maine this weekend. First up is a free, outdoor concert in Freeport at local mainstay L.L. Bean's Discovery Park. On Sunday, the group heads across the state to Brownfield for a show at the Stone Mountain Arts Center.

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    Joshua Redman and his Trio, featuring Matt Penman and Greg Hutchinson, play the Festival Tent at the Mendocino Music Festival in Mendocino, California, tonight.

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    Steve Reich joins the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival in progress at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams at the far western corner of the state. On Saturday afternoon, he'll participate in a conversation at the Hunter Center there about the late artist Sol LeWitt and discuss the special relationship the two shared. Following the talk, visitors to the museum can peruse the LeWitt Retrospective and enjoy gallery recitals of Reich works performed by festival artists. And later that night, Bang on a Can performs in concert, a program featuring Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, Eight Lines, and Piano Phase. For more information on the festival and this weekend's events, visit massmoca.org.

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    Dawn Upshaw continues her residency at the Aspen Music Festival, which she began earlier this week, with two concerts this weekend. Tonight, in the Benedict Music Tent, she joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony, led by David Zinman, in a program of works by works by Schubert, Beethoven, and frequent collaborator Osvaldo Golijov. In fact, Upshaw's final performance at the festival this year, to be held next Wednesday, will be an all-Golijov program featuring The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, his breakthrough work for string quartet and clarinet from 1994 (performed by Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer on a 1997 Nonesuch recording), and Ayre, the 2004 song cycle written for Upshaw.

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Rokia Traoré, Oumou Sangare, Youssou N'Dour take the WOMAD UK stage ... Youssou plays the Nice Jazz Fest too, as the film about his album Egypt opens in Montreal ... Amadou & Mariam close Coldplay tour, feature on CNN ... David Byrne's Italian tour continues at Locus Fest ... Bill Frisell concludes European tour with McCoy Tyner Quintet ... The Low Anthem plays Philly's XPoNential Music Fest ... Punch Brothers play up in Maine ... Joshua Redman Trio makes music at Mendocino Fest ... Steve Reich participates in Bang on a Can Music Fest at MASS MoCA... Dawn Upshaw performs Golijov and more at Aspen Music Fest ... and much more ...

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Malian-born singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré continues her affiliation with the WOMAD festival, having performed at its earlier incarnations and performing tonight at WOMAD Charlton Park in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK. Also performing tonight is Buena Vista Social Club member Eliades Ochoa. Another of Mali's superstars, Oumou Sangare, takes the WOMAD stage tomorrow afternoon.

Closing things out on the festival's final day, Sunday, are Youssou N'Dour and his Super Etoile band. Tonight they're in Southern France, performing on the Jardin Stage at the Nice Jazz Festival. I Bring What I Love, the documentary about Youssou's album Egypt, opens in Canada today.

---

Amadou & Mariam bring their US tour with Coldplay to a close tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis. After tonight's final tour performance, the music keeps playing, as CNN's African Voices, airing Saturday, takes a closer look at the husband-and-wife musical team. With their "positive and mesmeric vocals and [Amadou] Bagayoko's guitar playing," says CNN, "the duo have been feted by musicians across the world." Learn why by watching this weekend.

---

David Byrne's Songs of David Byrne & Brian Eno tour continues to wind its way through Italy. The Italian leg of the tour began two weeks ago and stops off in Locorotondo for the Locus Festival tonight. There are two more towns in the country next week before Byrne et al. move on to France.

---

Bill Frisell concludes his European tour with the McCoy Tyner Quintet after playing each weekend night: tonight at the Messe Stuttgart (Flughafen) in Stuttgart; Saturday at the Klosterruine in Limberg, Germany; and Sunday at Cavea Auditorium in Rome. Bill returns to play in the States next month. Jazzwise gave four stars to Bill's latest Nonesuch release, Disfarmer, out this week, calling it "an album to mount up and ride off to the sunset with."

---

The Low Anthem is in Philadelphia on Saturday to play the XPoNential Music Festival, organized by local radio station XPN, in Wiggins Park. There's a feature profile of the band in today's Independent, which you can find at independent.co.uk.

---

Punch Brothers play two shows in Maine this weekend. First up is a free, outdoor concert in Freeport at local mainstay L.L. Bean's Discovery Park. On Sunday, the group heads across the state to Brownfield for a show at the Stone Mountain Arts Center.

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Joshua Redman and his Trio, featuring Matt Penman and Greg Hutchinson, play the Festival Tent at the Mendocino Music Festival in Mendocino, California, tonight.

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Steve Reich joins the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival in progress at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams at the far western corner of the state. On Saturday afternoon, he'll participate in a conversation at the Hunter Center there about the late artist Sol LeWitt and discuss the special relationship the two shared. Following the talk, visitors to the museum can peruse the LeWitt Retrospective and enjoy gallery recitals of Reich works performed by festival artists. And later that night, Bang on a Can performs in concert, a program featuring Reich's Music for 18 Musicians, Eight Lines, and Piano Phase. For more information on the festival and this weekend's events, visit massmoca.org.

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Dawn Upshaw continues her residency at the Aspen Music Festival, which she began earlier this week, with two concerts this weekend. Tonight, in the Benedict Music Tent, she joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony, led by David Zinman, in a program of works by works by Schubert, Beethoven, and frequent collaborator Osvaldo Golijov. In fact, Upshaw's final performance at the festival this year, to be held next Wednesday, will be an all-Golijov program featuring The Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind, his breakthrough work for string quartet and clarinet from 1994 (performed by Kronos Quartet and David Krakauer on a 1997 Nonesuch recording), and Ayre, the 2004 song cycle written for Upshaw.

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