Legendary Malian band Les Ambassadeurs release a track from their rehearsal sessions in preparation for their summer tour.
Legendary Malian band Les Ambassadeurs are making a come back this summer as original members Salif Keita, Cheick Tidiane Seck and Amadou Bagayoko (of Amadou & Mariam) reunite to revisit their catalogue for audiences across Europe. The Malian pioneers were in Bamako last month prepping for their upcoming tour and have released some audio from their rehearsal sessions. Proving just how easily the group is able to swing back into their collective groove "Sidiki" showcases Les Ambassadeurs’ magical ability to combine geographically diverse soundscapes, wavy guitar lines, shifting rhythms and, of course, Salif Keita's dynamic vocals into head-bobbing compositions. Stream the rehearsal cut of "Sidiki," premiering with us today, and watch a short clip of Les Ambassadeurs as they prepare for their European tour below.
Les Ambassadeurs European Tour Dates
Jul. 5 Roskilde Festival - Roskilde (DK)
Jul. 6 Afrika Festival - Hertme (NL)
Jul. 25 La Mar de Musicas - Cartagena (SP)
Jul. 26 Barbican Hall - London (UK)
Jul. 27 Womad Charlton Park - Malmesbury (UK)
Aug. 2 Esperanzah! - Floreffe (BE)
Aug. 3 Festival du Bout du Monde - Crozon (FR)
Aug. 8 Way Out West - Goteborg (SE)
Aug. 9 Flow Festival - Helsinki (FI)
Aug. 15 Mela Festival - Oslo (NO)