Toumani Diabaté and his son Sidiki have announced details of a new album and accompanying UK tour dates.
The album, Toumani & Sidiki, is to be released on May 5, 2014 by World Circus.
It was recorded as ‘live’ with no overdubs at RAK studios north London with producers Nick Gold and Lucy Duran and engineer Jerry Boys.
The racklisting for Toumani & Sidiki is:
Claudia & Salma
Dr Cheikh Modibo Diarra
A.C.I. 2000 Diaby
Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté will also play:
May 20, BRIGHTON – Theatre Royal “Brighton Festival
May 22, NORWICH – Theatre Royal “Norfolk & Norwich Festival
May 24, MANCHESTER – Royal Northern College of Music
May 25, HAY-ON-WYE – Hay Festival
May 26, BRISTOL – St George’s Bristol
May 27, LIVERPOOL – St. George’s Hall Concert Room
May 29, EDINBURGH – Usher Hall
May 30, LONDON – Barbican
June 1, COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre
June 5, MILTON KEYNES – The Stables
June 6, LEEDS – Howard Assembly Room
June 7, DUBLIN – National Concert Hall, Waltons World Masters
Photo credit: Youri Lenquette