I love finding music that isn’t like everything else I’ve ever heard. This song is a delightful cocktail of familiar guitar and harmonica (?) with languages I barely speak or don’t speak at all and rhythms that are just beyond the realm of the commonplace.
More than thirty years ago, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met at the Mali Institute for the Young Blind. The result? A marriage, several cassette albums, a Manu Chao collaboration, and a FIFA World Cup anthem.
Now, our favorite Malian duo has teamed up with Santigold on this track from their soon-to-be released Folila. The result? Well, just listen for yourself…
If you haven’t heard Amadou & Mariam then you need to give them a listen immediately. I am absolutely in love with this band. The upcoming album features guest appearances from Santogold, Tv On The Radio, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, & Theophilus London. Amadou & Mariam are a blind couple from Mali and they make fantastic music together.
You may remember this original song from Entourage when they cut to credits right after they find Vince’s bag of coke & from it being used in patience below. Not many songs give me goosebumps these days but as soon as I heard this song I was shivering. Haven’t heard a song that made me feel this was in a long long time. If you don’t feel this then you just don’t get it and probably never will.
AMADOU & MARIAM - WILY KATASO (FEAT. TUNDE & KYP OF TV ON THE RADIO)
If you’re a fan of Soccer, you might be aware of Amadou & Miriam. They’ve also worked with Damian Marley and Nas for their last album. Here they are with two founding members of the band TV On The Radio, for a really fantastic feel good tune. Check it.