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Doko Mien album cover.

Listen to Ibibio Sound Machine's Disco-Influenced Single 'Tell Me (Doko Mien)'

The band are also announcing a new album, Doko Mien, out March 22 on Merge Records.

For years now, Ibibio Sound Machine have been skillfully blending electronic sounds with West African influences, often taking cues from '70s West African disco.

The UK-based group, which is fronted by Nigerian singer Eno Williams, is now sharing their latest single "Tell Me (Doko Mien,)" the first taste we hear from their newly-announced upcoming album, the follow-up to 2017's Uyai.

Doko Mien, which means "tell me" in Ibibio, will also be the title of that new album which is due March 22 from Merge Records.

"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.


Get into "Tell Me (Doko Mien)" below and pre-order Ibibio Sound Machine's new album here.

You can catch the band on their upcoming UK and North American tour dates listed below.

Ibibio Sound Machine "Tell Me (Doko Mien)" youtu.be

IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE TOUR DATES

Mar 05 Brighton, UK – Concorde 2

Mar 09 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall

Mar 13 London, UK – 100 Club [SOLD OUT]

Mar 14 London, UK – 100 Club

Mar 15 Manchester, UK – YES

Mar 16 Manchester, UK – YES

Mar 18 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall

Mar 20 New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl

Mar 22 Montreal, QC – L'Astral

Mar 23 Toronto, ON – Mod Club

Mar 25 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Mar 27 Oakland, CA – New Parish

Mar 28 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

May 04 Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds

May 05 Leicester, UK – Handmade

May 24 London, UK – All Points East

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Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

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