Amadou & Mariam

Today’s track come from one of the best African acts out there from any African country, let alone Mali. They are Amadou & Mariam, a blind husband and wife team from Bamako, Mali. Known as “the blind couple from Mali”, they met at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind, and thirty years later here they are.

The track is called Sabali and it is taken from Welcome to Mali. They were ‘discovered’ for a non-African audience by Manu Chao, who produced their album Dimance a Bamako in 2004.

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They have played with quite a few eclectic acts over they years, including (taken from Wikipedia):

Bamako, Mali: a place where I suspect every other person is a world class musician.

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