Bab L’ Bluz & Les Amazones d’Afrique announce socially distanced shows

After several months of cancelled tours and festivals, artists are beginning to resume touring, albeit under new COVID19 restrictions. We're pleased to announce that Les Amazones d'Afrique and Bab L' Bluz are two bands on our roster who have been able to confirm a series of new socially distanced shows, primarily in France.

Les Amazones d’Afrique will resume their French tour in support of the album Amazones Power, which was cut short in March when the COVID crisis began. They will begin with a show this Thursday at La Dynamo in Pantin, Paris, and continue throughout October and Novemeber. Looking ahead to 2021, they have confirmed dates in February and March, with more to be announced soon.

Following the critical success of their debut album release in June, Bab L’ Bluz have a short run of shows in France this autumn, as well as a slot at Ethnos Festival in Italy later this week.

Tour Dates

Les Amazones d’Afrique

08 October PANTIN, FR, La Dynamo
10 October ACHÈRES, FR, Le Sax
15 October MONTPELLIER, FR, Théâtre Jean Vilar
16 October TOURCOING, FR, Tourcoing Jazz Festival
07 November ARRAS, FR, Théâtre d’Arras
10 November ALBI, FR, Scéne Nationale
27 November GOUSSAINVILLE, FR, Espace Sarah Bernhardt
19 February SAINT RÉMY DE PROVENCE, FR, L’Alpilium
20 February DIGNE LES BAINS, FR, Centre Culturel René Char
12 March ARGENTEUIL, FR, La Cave

Bab L’ Bluz

07 October LYON, FR, La Biennales Traces
09 October NAPLES, IT, Ethnos Festival
24 October CHAMBÉRY, FR, Showcase Pro Event
28 November CHÂTEAU THIERRY, FR, La Biscuiterie

Featured releases

  • Nayda!

    Bab L’ Bluz

    Released 05 June 2020

    Moroccan-French power quartet, Bab L’ Bluz, reclaim the blues for North Africa. Fronted by an African-Moroccan woman in a traditionally male role, Bab L’ Bluz are devoted to a revolution in attitude which dovetails with Morocco’s ‘nayda’ youth movement – a new wave of artists and musicians taking their cues from local heritage, singing words of freedom in the Moroccan-Arabic dialect of darija.
  • Amazones Power

    Les Amazones d’Afrique

    Released 24 January 2020

    A creative force that embraces international voices; sweet, strong harmonies that summon the rights of women and girls; a meltdown of heritage and new gen talent… Les Amazones d’Afrique are back with Amazones Power, the sequel to their widely acclaimed 2017 debut album, République Amazone.

By Online Editor

Main image L-R: Yousra Mansour from Bab L' Bluz and Fafa Ruffino from Les Amzones d'Afrique. Photo credit: Assia Khazri & Oran Mullan.

Published on Mon, 05 October 20

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