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Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)Amadou & Mariam
Amadou & Mariam are a musical couple from Mali, Africa who have released a handful of albums already. A new full-length titled Folila is on it’s way and will be out in March; Theophilus London, TV On The Radio and Bassekou Kouyate make guest-appearances, along Santigold who delivers a verse on the infectious Dogou Badia (and guitar work from Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner).
Dougou Badia (ft. Santigold)Amadou & Mariam
Title: Dougou Badia (Liven Up)
Artist: Amadou & Mariam ft. Santigold
Sung in Bambara and English.
Africa: Wednesday, 09 Nov 11BBC World Service
Malian musicians Amadou and Mariam stage blind date
Blind Malian musicians Amadou and Mariam have just staged a series of sell-out concerts in the dark in London.
The stars, who met at the Bamako Institute for the Blind, believe that listening to their music in the dark is the best way to enjoy their performance and to understand how visually impaired people live.
The concerts, called Eclipse, included their most famous songs, as well as recordings from the streets of Mali’s capital, Bamako, and the voice of a narrator telling the story of their lives.
They explained…the idea behind the concerts.
CoulibalyAmadou & Mariam
Coulibaly—Amadou & Mariam from the album ‘Dimanche a Bamako’
Amazing song. Enjoy!
Dougou BadiaAmadou & Mariam feat. Santigold
Le duo malien Amadou et Mariam revient avec Folila, leur 9e album. Et comme précédemment, le couple a su s’entourer de grands noms du monde de la musique, de Theophilus London à TV On The Radio en passant par Santigold sur le premier titre. Folila sort le 26 mars.
Musical duo from Mali Amadou & Mariam is releasing Folila, their 9th album on March 26. And once more, the couple collaborated with notable artists like Theophilus London, TV On The Radio or Santigold featured on the very first cut.