Over and Un­der

One big show, one smaller

The Denver Post - - FEATURES - — Dy­lan Owens

Hus­band-and-wif­er­ounds in their na­tive duo Mali Amadouand other& Mariam African made na­tion­s­the for decades be­fore their jaggy afro-pop broke through in Europe, thanks to a cosign from Go­ril­laz’ Da­mon Al­barn. In their lat­est mu­sic, the duo — who met as mu­sic teach­ers at a school for the blind — has switched gears, fold­ing mel­low elec­tron­ica into their sun-baked rhythms. With the ad­di­tion of West­ern in­die he­roes like the Scis­sor Sis­ters, Santigold and TV on the Ra­dio, it’s an in­ter­est­ing up­date, wor­thy of a night out at any dis­cotheque in the world. Catch the pair with Se­lasee & the Fa Fa Fam­ily at the Boul­der The­ater on July 29. Tick­ets are $25-$27 and avail­able via tick­et­fly.com.

Fid­dler’s Green Am­phithe­ater is known for fill­ing out its sound wall-en­sconced 17,000-ca­pac­ity lawn with nos­tal­gia acts (Blondie and the Goo Goo Dolls have played there in the past two weeks alone). But once a year, KS 107.5’s Sum­mer Jam flips the script on the venue, trot­ting out a smat­ter­ing of high-pro­file rap­pers from the cut­ting edge of the scene and its golden-hued past. That day comes on July 28, when Mi­gos ( “Bad and Bou­jee”), Lu­dacris, Post Malone, Den­ver’s Trev Rich and a half-dozen more artists flood into the venue to send July off on a hip-hop high note. If you’re miss­ing Ken­drick La­mar on Satur­day, you can’t miss this. Tick­ets are $25.50-$130 and are avail­able via axs.com.

Seth Mc­Connell, The Den­ver Post

The Global Dance Fes­ti­val at Sports Au­thor­ity Field at Mile High Sta­dium on July 21.

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