Stokelyâ€˜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 Lewisâ€™ 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 â€œVibrant.â€
The R&B veteranâ€™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 â€œWomanâ€ and â€œCascade.â€ The lead single, â€œSheâ€¦,â€ 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 Stokelyâ€™s new album Sankofa here.
Stokley Tour Dates
August 29 â€” Detroit, Mich. @ Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
September 4 â€” Cleveland. Ohio @ Front Stage Multiplex
September 5 â€” Columbia, Md. @ Capital Jazz Fest
September 10 â€” Grand Prairie, Texas @ The Theater at Grand Prairie
October 23 â€” Macon, Ga. @ Macon Coliseum Centerplex
November 23 â€” San Leandro, Calif. @ Currant Call Performing Arts