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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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    Malian duo Amadou & Mariam released a 13-track digital album of remixes on January 11, 2011. The Remixes collection features favorite singles from their best-selling Because/Nonesuch albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog reworked by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar. 

    Among the African contributions to the compilation are the township remix of "Ce N’est Pas Bon" by South Africa’s DJ Aero, and a reworking of "Masiteladi" by Mali’s Mo DJ. Two New York bootlegs also make their way onto the album with rising star Theophilus London’s mix of "Sabali" and DJ Sabo’s "Artistiya." Classics include 2005’s Afrikanz on Marz mix of "Coulibaly" by Ashley Beedle and a version by Akon. 

    Several tracks from Amadou & Mariam's back catalog are featured, including "Je Pense à Toi," from their 1999 album Sou Ni Tilé, the track that first brought the duo to Manu Chao’s attention, and which is reworked here by DJ Alix.

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Amadou & Mariam
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 05:00
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This Remixes collection features favorite singles from Amadou & Mariam's best-selling albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar.

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Malian duo Amadou & Mariam released a 13-track digital album of remixes on January 11, 2011. The Remixes collection features favorite singles from their best-selling Because/Nonesuch albums Welcome to Mali and Dimanche à Bamako, along with several new versions, and some previously unreleased mixes, from across their catalog reworked by what Pitchfork calls a "wonderfully random" group of collaborators. Highlights include new versions of the single "Sabali" by Miike Snow and French techno maestro Vitalic; and "Afrika" revisited by Bob Sinclar. 

Among the African contributions to the compilation are the township remix of "Ce N’est Pas Bon" by South Africa’s DJ Aero, and a reworking of "Masiteladi" by Mali’s Mo DJ. Two New York bootlegs also make their way onto the album with rising star Theophilus London’s mix of "Sabali" and DJ Sabo’s "Artistiya." Classics include 2005’s Afrikanz on Marz mix of "Coulibaly" by Ashley Beedle and a version by Akon. 

Several tracks from Amadou & Mariam's back catalog are featured, including "Je Pense à Toi," from their 1999 album Sou Ni Tilé, the track that first brought the duo to Manu Chao’s attention, and which is reworked here by DJ Alix.

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527011

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

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MP3
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075597977318
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10.00
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