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Amadou & Mariam

New Sounds

New Music from Mali

Friday, January 23, 2015

Listen to music from Mali, mostly recordings from 2012, featuring Rokia Traoré, Sidi Touré, Amadou & Mariam with members of TV on the Radio, the group Tamikrest, and more.

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New Sounds

New Music from Mali

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

This New Sounds program presents music from Mali, but focuses on recordings from 2012 (mostly), the year when the country was split by civil war & the Islamist takeover of the north; and the subsequent intervention by the French army and neighboring countries.  Despite this period of violence, and the ban on music due to strict interpretation of Sharia law in the northern part of the country, there has been a whole bunch of incredible music, both imbued with defiance, and straight pleas for peace, making its way out of Mali. Hear new music from Rokia Traoré, who has temporarily relocated to Paris for the safety of her young son, during the Malian conflict.  Also, listen to a prayer for peace from guitarist /singer/songwriter Sidi Touré (who is appearing this Saturday, 10/5 at BAM Cafe).

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Amadou & Mariam

Friday, August 03, 2012

Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam bring their melodic blend of desert blues and Afropop to Central Park Summerstage on Saturday. Download their new song "Dougou Badia (feat. Santigold)."

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