Daily Rotation: Amadou et Mariam's "Sabali"

23 Oct

This electro-Afro-pop jam “Sabali,” by blind lovebirds Amadou et Mariam  (on their sophomore album, Welcome to Mali) leaves me feeling whimsical and refreshed. Especially when Mariam busts out with a lil’ spoken bit over this sweet electro beat.

Their first record, Dimanche a Bamako (Sunday in Bamako), produced by Manu Chao, was heavily influenced by the genius, and his vocals and aesthetic influenced the record a lot. Since then, he’s no longer their producer, and “Sabali” was produced by Damon Albarn, of Gorillaz & frontman of Blur.

Amadou et Mariam, de Mali

Amadou et Mariam, de Mali

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