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- Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Amadou & Mariam release the digital EP Mali Meets Latin America in the US today as the Malian duo prepares to kick off a North American summer tour at Bonnaroo this weekend. The EP features remixes of four tracks from their 2012 album Folila by artists from Buenos Aires (Frikstailers and King Coya, aka Gaby Kerpel) and Bogotá (Bomba Estéreo and Sidestepper) and was inspired by the couple’s first visit to perform in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina in 2012, when they met several of the producers featured on this collection.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Luminato Line-Up Includes Free Sets from Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, Carolina Chocolate Drops
The line-up for the 2013 Luminato Festival in Toronto has been announced, and included among this year’s performers are Bombino, Amadou & Mariam, Laurie Anderson, and Carolina Chocolate Drops. All of these artists will give free concerts in David Pecaut Square at the Hub of the Festival, which runs from June 14 to 23. Among the Luminato Festival’s other highlights will be a multi-artist, two-night tribute to Joni Mitchell at Massey Hall.
About this Album
This digital EP includes "Dougou Badia," the first song off Amadou & Mariam's forthcoming album, Folila. Santigold, who co-wrote the song with Mariam, joins her on vocals. Also included are an alternate mix of the song by Danger Mouse cohort Kennie Takahashi; the album track “Oh Amadou” (with Bertrand Cantat); and a live version of “Wily Kataso” from Eclipse, a show staged in complete darkness at the 2011 Manchester International Festival.
Mariam Doumbia, vocals (1-4)
Santigold, vocals (1, 4)
Amadou Bagayoko, guitars (1, 3, 4), vocals (2, 3)
Bertrand Cantat, guitars (1, 4), vocals (2), harmonica (2), doumdoum (2)
Nick Zinner, guitars (1, 4)
Bacari & Vieux, djembe (1, 4)
Ahmed Fofana, bass keyboards (1, 4), n'goni (3)
Antoine Halet, guitars (2)
Victor Axelrod (Antibalas), keyboards (2)
Bassekou Kouyaté, n'goni (2)
Yvo Abadi, cymbals (2), drums (3)
Yao Dembelé, bass (2, 3)
Boubacar Dembele, percussion (3)
Idrissa Soumaoro, keyboards (3)
Mamani Keita, backing vocals (3)
Madou Diabate, kora (3)
Produced by Marc Antoine Moreau
Mastered by Tony Cousins at Metropolis, London
Track 1, 4 recorded at Downtown Studio, New York; Manjul Studio, Bamako; and Studio Davout, Paris. Track 1 mixed by Antoine Halet; track 4 mixed by Kennie Takahashi.
Track 2 recorded at Manjul Studio, Bamako, and at Studio Davout, Paris. Mixed by Antoine Halet & Marc Antoine Moreau.
Track 3 recorded during Amadou & Mariam's Eclipse show at New Century Hall, Manchester, on July 14, 2011. Mixed by François-Xavier Villaverde at l’Auditorium de Saint-Ouen.
Tracks 1, 4 written by Mariam Doumbia & Santigold / Mariam Doumbia, track 2 by Amadou Bagayoko, track 3 by Mariam Doumbia.
This digital EP is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.