Earlier today, the lineup of free BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival shows in Prospect Park was announced, including one on July 22 23 with Femi Kuti (son of Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti) and Taureg guitar great Bombino. Both of those artists have other shows together, and even more shows separately. They both play separate shows at Brooklyn Bowl just days after the Prospect Park show.
UPDATE: Prospect Park show moved from July 22 to 23.
Bombino hits Brooklyn Bowl on June 26, which is also two days after he plays one of the free shows at The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Tickets for the Brooklyn Bowl show are on sale now.
Femi’s Brooklyn Bowl show is the next night (6/27) with Subatomic Sound System and dj.henri from radioafricaonline.com. Tickets are on sale. Femi also plays NJ’s XPoNential Music Festival.
Last month, Bombino released the Dave Longstreth-produced album Azel. Watch the video for “Inar” off that album, with his list of dates and Femi’s list of dates, below.
Femi Kuti — 2016 Tour Dates
Thu 09 Jun 2016 St David’s Hall Cardiff, UK
Fri 10 Jun 2016 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre London, UK
Sat 11 Jun 2016 Guy Garvey’s Meltdown 2016 London, UK
Thu 30 Jun 2016 — Sun 03 Jul 2016 High Sierra Music Festival 2016 Quincy, CA, US
Fri 01 Jul 2016 — Mon 04 Jul 2016 Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival 2016 Portland, OR, US
Wed 06 Jul 2016 Boulder Theater Boulder, CO, US
Sat 09 Jul 2016 The Ready Room St Louis, MO, US
Sun 10 Jul 2016 Milwaukee Summerfest Milwaukee, WI, US
Mon 11 Jul 2016 Millennium Park Chicago, IL, US
Thu 14 Jul 2016 Slowdown Omaha, NE, US
Fri 15 Jul 2016 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN, US
Fri 15 Jul 2016 — Sun 17 Jul 2016 The Forecastle Festival 2016 Louisville, KY, US
Sat 16 Jul 2016 Majestic Theatre Madison, WI, US
Mon 18 Jul 2016 Millenium Park Chicago, IL, US
Wed 20 Jul 2016 Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater Grand Rapids, MI, US*
Thu 21 Jul 2016 Beachland Ballroom Cleveland, OH, US
Fri 23 Jul 2016 Prospect Park Brooklyn, NY*
Fri 22 Jul 2016 — Sun 24 Jul 2016 WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2016 Oro, ON, Canada*
Fri 22 Jul 2016 — Sun 24 Jul 2016 XPoNential Music Festival Camden, NJ, US
Tue 26 Jul 2016 Brighton Music Hall Allston, MA, US
Wed 27 Jul 2016 Brooklyn Bowl Brooklyn, NY, US
Thu 28 Jul 2016 Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA, US
Fri 29 Jul 2016 9:30 Club Washington, DC, US
Sat 30 Jul 2016 Floydfest 2016 Floyd, VA, US