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CD review: Welcome to Mali – Amadou & Mariam

Issue No. 2128

The new album by the Malian artists Amadou & Mariam features special guest appearances by Keziah Jones, 'M', Tiken Jah Fakoli, Toumani Diabate and Juan Rozoff.

The follow-up album to their global breakthrough Dimanche à Bamako showcases their sweet melodies and funky rhythms.

But the album's opening track 'Sabali', produced by Damon Albarn, is an extraordinary mix of Albarn's ghostly keyboards and Mariam's gorgeous voice.

Katherine Branney

Welcome to Mali
Amadou & Mariam
out now on Because Music

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Tue 18 Nov 2008, 19:32 GMT
Issue No. 2128
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