Amadou and Mariam Remix Album

December 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

According to Pitchfork, this month we will supposedly see an Amadou & Mariam remix album. This is a bit startling to hear at first simply because A&M aren’t really the remix ready type of group, but after only a minute or two of the first song release, I am pumped.

Stream Track Here. Courtesy of the fabulous site RCRD LBL

For those of you not in the know, Amadou & Mariam are the blind couple from Mali who have fans all over the world. They met at a school for the blind, with Amadou being Mariam’s teacher. Not only does Amadou’s sexy guitar blend wonderfully with Mariam’s voice, but they come from one of the most musically rich countries in the world (you can bet you’ll see plenty of Mali music on the Sphere in the future). It also doesn’t hurt they collaborated with “world music superstar” Manu Chao on their latest project. Check out “Welcome to Mali” below from the 2010 World Cup Kickoff Concert.

AfroCubism

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

So last week World Circuit introduced us to AfroCubism, and now a trusty fan has uploaded a new video for us to see it in action. If the word confuses you, it means what it sounds like…African (Mali) combined with Cuban music. Originally formed by Buena Vista Social Club, World Circuit has now combined some stellar performers including Eliades Ochoa and Bassekekou Kouyate. Check it out

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