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AMADOU & MARIAM, WELCOME TO MALI

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Amadou & Mariam, Welcome to Mali
[Because Music/Nonesuch Records]

Our rating: 4.5 out of a possible 5
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Titans of world music, this Malian husband-and-wife duo continue to transcend borders. On the mind-blowing "Sabali" (produced by Gorillaz mastermind Damon Albarn), they meld their trademark African-blues sound with an indie-rock melody, seventies ELO synths, and programmed beats to create a soulful and modern pop masterpiece. Matt Hendrickson



"Sabali"


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