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Amadou & Mariam's "Folila" Named Washington Post Editors' Pick; Album Track "Baro" Today's Top Tune at KCRW

  • Tuesday, June 5, 2012
    Amadou & Mariam's "Folila" Named Washington Post Editors' Pick; Album Track "Baro" Today's Top Tune at KCRW

    Amadou & Mariam's new album, Folila, released this spring on Because / Nonesuch Records, is now an Editors' Pick in the Washington Post. The duo's first studio album since 2009's Welcome to Mali, Folila epitomizes the duo's embrace of collaboration, with contributions by Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner, Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, and others. The Post dubs it the "best place to complete a degree in world music," with reviewer Mark Jenkins citing those collaborations yet concluding that "the essence of the couple's music remains their interlocking vocal harmonies and guitar lines." Read the review at washingtonpost.com.

    The album track "Baro," written with and featuring French singer Bertrand Cantat, has been named Today's Top Tune at KCRW in Los Angeles. The station, too, concludes that, even with all of the album's stellar collaborations, Amadou & Mariam "remain true to their roots. The husband and wife team prove that melding popular and traditional music only creates a richer tapestry." Read more and download the track today at kcrw.org.

    Amadou & Mariam will be bringing the music of Folila to North America next month for the launch of a summer tour of the US and Canada. The tour kicks off at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and includes stops in Boston, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City. For all the details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

on June 5, 2012 - 3:21pm
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Amadou & Mariam's new album, Folila, is an Editors' Pick in the Washington Post, which dubs it the "best place to complete a degree in world music." The album track "Baro," featuring French singer Bertrand Cantat, has been named Today's Top Tune at KCRW, which says Amadou & Mariam "remain true to their roots. The husband and wife team prove that melding popular and traditional music only creates a richer tapestry." The duo will tour North America this summer.

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Amadou & Mariam's new album, Folila, released this spring on Because / Nonesuch Records, is now an Editors' Pick in the Washington Post. The duo's first studio album since 2009's Welcome to Mali, Folila epitomizes the duo's embrace of collaboration, with contributions by Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner, Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, and others. The Post dubs it the "best place to complete a degree in world music," with reviewer Mark Jenkins citing those collaborations yet concluding that "the essence of the couple's music remains their interlocking vocal harmonies and guitar lines." Read the review at washingtonpost.com.

The album track "Baro," written with and featuring French singer Bertrand Cantat, has been named Today's Top Tune at KCRW in Los Angeles. The station, too, concludes that, even with all of the album's stellar collaborations, Amadou & Mariam "remain true to their roots. The husband and wife team prove that melding popular and traditional music only creates a richer tapestry." Read more and download the track today at kcrw.org.

Amadou & Mariam will be bringing the music of Folila to North America next month for the launch of a summer tour of the US and Canada. The tour kicks off at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, and includes stops in Boston, Montreal, New York, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Salt Lake City. For all the details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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