Stokely to Release New Album ‘Sankofa’ in September

Stokely to Release New Album ‘Sankofa’ in September

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Stokely‘s sophomore solo album Sankofa has a solid new release date. It will arrive on September 17, via Bluraffe Entertainment, in partnership with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis’ Flyte Tyme / Perspective Records.

The third-quarter release from Stokely features a handful of appearances, including H.E.R., The Bonfyre, Wale, Snoop Dogg, KiDi, and Shakespeare!. Dogg pops up twice, with one of his laidback verses on the single “Vibrant.” 

The R&B veteran’s father, Mahmoud El-Kati, lecturer, writer, and commentator on the African American experience, also makes a cameo on the closing song of the 18-track set. 

Recent songs appearing on Sankofa, which features Stokely behind 99 percent of its varied instrumentation, include “Woman” and “Cascade.” The lead single, “She…,” which peaked atop of the Billboard Adult R&B Airplay chart in 2019, also makes the tracklist. 

Sankofa will be supported by a string of one-off tour dates. Check out the itinerary below. Tickets are available now. 

Pre-order Stokely’s new album Sankofa here

Stokley Tour Dates 

August 29 — Detroit, Mich. @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
September 4 — Cleveland. Ohio @ Front Stage Multiplex
September 5 — Columbia, Md. @ Capital Jazz Fest
September 10 — Grand Prairie, Texas @ The Theater at Grand Prairie
October 23 — Macon, Ga. @ Macon Coliseum Centerplex
November 23 — San Leandro, Calif. @ Currant Call Performing Arts