The Return of Amadou & Mariam
It’s been 3 years but finally our favourite husband-and-wife duo is back. Amadou & Mariam’s new album is called Folila (meaning music in bambara) is is out this week. The list of guest musicians is longer than ever - TV on the Radio, Santigold, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner, Bassekou Konayte and Toumani Diabete and no other than French singer-songwriter Bertrand Cantat (!) – just to mention a few. Luckily, the fusion works.
Listen to a few of the new tunes below, stream the whole album at NPR or hurry down to your local music shack and then cross your fingers etc that Amadou & Mariam are coming by a festival near you this summer.