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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.

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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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Burna Boy performs at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in Hollywood on January 2020. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Burna Boy, Tinariwen, Michael Kiwanuka & More Nominated For 2021 Grammy Awards

The Nigerian star and Tuareg band are nominated in the newly named Best Global Music Album category.

The nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards are in.

The awards show, which will be hosted by Trevor Noah, will see some of the world's biggest artists up for categories like Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.

As we previously wrote about, the Grammys have renamed the international category of Best World Music Album to Best Global Music, in an effort to reportedly make it more modern and inclusive.

In that new Best Global Music Category, Nigerian afro-fusion star Burna Boy is nominated alongside Tuareg desert rock group Tinariwen, NYC afrobeat outfit Antibalas, Brazilian-American Bebel Gilberto and British-Indian sitar player Anoushka Shankar.

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