A blend of electronic sounds and '70s West African disco.
Ibibio Sound Machine are back with their latest album, Doko Mien.
The UK-based group, fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, expertly blend electronic sounds with West African influences, taking cues from '70s West African disco.
They just dropped their latest single, "Wanna Come Down," which the band describes as an "infectious jam from the album that mixes disco, '80s electro with English and Ibibio language lyrics." Doko Mien, the title of the group's new album. means "tell me" in Ibibio.
"Music is a universal language, but spoken language can help you think about what makes you emotional, what makes you feel certain feelings, what you want to see in the world," mentions Eno Williams.
Listen to Doko Mien below and catch Ibibio Sound Machine on their North American tour (dates below).
Ibibio Sound Machine - Wanna Come Down (Official Music Video) youtu.be
May 04 Leeds, UK - Live at Leeds
May 05 Leicester, UK - Handmade Festival
May 24 London, UK - All Points East Festival
Jul 12 Birmingham, UK - Mostly Jazz Festival
Jul 13 Reading, UK - Readipop Festival
Jul 18 Cheshire, UK - Bluedot Festival
Jul 25 New York, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
Jul 26 Washington, DC - U Street Music Hall
Jul 27 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle (MRG30)
Jul 30 Los Angeles, CA - The Moroccan Lounge
Jul 31 Oakland, CA - The New Parish
Aug 1-3 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
Aug 7 Newquay, UK - Boardmasters Festival
Sep 28 Portsmouth, UK - Wedgewood Rooms
Oct 01 Guildford, UK - Boileroom
Oct 05 Nottingham, UK - Rescue Rooms
Oct 07 Norwich, UK - Norwich Arts Centre
Oct 08 Newcastle, UK - Riverside
Oct 09 Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
Oct 10 Liverpool, UK - Invisible Wind Factory
Oct 11 Sheffield, UK - O2 Academy 2
Oct 15 Cardiff, UK - Plas
Oct 16 Exeter, UK - Exeter Phoenix
Oct 17 Aldershot, UK - West End Centre
Oct 18 Birmingham, UK - Hare and Hounds