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Mali Meets Latin America

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  • Songlines magazine has posted its list of the Top 25 Mali Albums, originally from the July 2013 issue of the magazine, and included are several artists and albums familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Ali Farka Toure, Toumani Diabaté, Amadou & Mariam, Rokia Traoré, Oumou Sangare, and Fatoumata Diawara. "Mali remains a wellspring of great music and culture," says Songlines. "After much deliberation, we are proud to present the top 25 albums to come from Mali, reminding us that there is an endless amount to celebrate in its music."

  • 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.

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    Amadou & Mariam release the digital EP Mali Meets Latin America in the United States on June 11, 2013, on Because Music / Nonesuch Records. The four-track EP of remixes from Buenos Aires and Bogotá was inspired by the couple’s first visit to perform in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina last Autumn, when they met several of the producers featured on this collection.

    Mali Meets Latin America features remixes of four tracks from Amadou & Mariam's latest album, Folila, which won a French Victoires de la Musique award and was nominated in the Best Contemporary World Music category at this year’s Grammy Awards.

    The EP opens with "C’est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles," remixed by Frikstailers, the collaboration of Córdoba, Argentina-based artists Rafa Caivano and Lisandro Sona. Their multilayered compositions combine Dancehall, Hip Hop, Baile Funk, Cumbia, Dub, House, Kuduro, Electro and Techno. Next comes "Dougou Badia," a track featuring Santigold, in a remix by King Coya, the alias under which Argentine electronic music artist Gaby Kerpel reinterprets cumbia. Both producers come out of the Buenos Aires-based ZZK collective and record label.

    Bomba Estéreo, which offers "Sans Toi - Sierra Remix" to the EP, is based in Bogotá and is among the best known of the new wave of Colombian groups that channel traditional Colombian rhythms, such as cumbia, with contemporary electronica and rock. Closing out the EP is "Chérie - Antilles Mix" in a remix from Sidestepper, the Colombian band, led by English DJ and producer Richard Blair, credited, in part, with inspiring a new generation of alternative Colombian artists.

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Amadou & Mariam
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 04:00
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Amadou & Mariam's digital EP Mali Meets Latin America 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). The EP 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.

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Amadou & Mariam release the digital EP Mali Meets Latin America in the United States on June 11, 2013, on Because Music / Nonesuch Records. The four-track EP of remixes from Buenos Aires and Bogotá was inspired by the couple’s first visit to perform in Mexico, Colombia, Chile, and Argentina last Autumn, when they met several of the producers featured on this collection.

Mali Meets Latin America features remixes of four tracks from Amadou & Mariam's latest album, Folila, which won a French Victoires de la Musique award and was nominated in the Best Contemporary World Music category at this year’s Grammy Awards.

The EP opens with "C’est Pas Facile Pour Les Aigles," remixed by Frikstailers, the collaboration of Córdoba, Argentina-based artists Rafa Caivano and Lisandro Sona. Their multilayered compositions combine Dancehall, Hip Hop, Baile Funk, Cumbia, Dub, House, Kuduro, Electro and Techno. Next comes "Dougou Badia," a track featuring Santigold, in a remix by King Coya, the alias under which Argentine electronic music artist Gaby Kerpel reinterprets cumbia. Both producers come out of the Buenos Aires-based ZZK collective and record label.

Bomba Estéreo, which offers "Sans Toi - Sierra Remix" to the EP, is based in Bogotá and is among the best known of the new wave of Colombian groups that channel traditional Colombian rhythms, such as cumbia, with contemporary electronica and rock. Closing out the EP is "Chérie - Antilles Mix" in a remix from Sidestepper, the Colombian band, led by English DJ and producer Richard Blair, credited, in part, with inspiring a new generation of alternative Colombian artists.

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536101

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1disc
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This EP is available from Nonesuch in the United States only.

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MP3
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075597958164
Price: 
4.00
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FLAC (Lossless)
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075597958164FL
Price: 
5.00
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