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Blitz The Ambassador Kicks Off North American Tour


Fresh off a major European tour and not long after a performance at Lincoln Center's Live from the Continent concert with Spoek Mathambo and Iyadede, Ghanaian son Blitz the Ambassador is dusting off the suitcases again and embarking on a North American tour. The dates will see Blitz travel through most of the American Midwest, hitting spots like alma mater Kent State in promotion of his Native Sun LP. The trip will end with Blitz' first show in his native Ghana as part of MoCADA's Journey Home. Watch his Midwest tour preview video above and make sure to catch him at one of the dates below!

9/14 - Kent, OH

9/15 - Detroit, MI

9/16 - Madison, WI

9/17- Chicago, IL

9/18- Milwaukee, WI

9/19 - Ames, IA

9/20 - Minneapolis, MN

9/21 - Iowa City, IA

9/22 - St. Louis, MO

9/25 - Pittsburgh, PA

9/26- Lexington, KY

10/15- Accra, GHANA

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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