Amadou & Mariam: New Album
Folila is produced by Marc-Antoine Moreau, who has worked with the duo for the entirety of their professional career. They recorded the basic tracks in New York and then re-recorded them in Bamako. For the final album, they chose tracks from both sessions.
In advance of the full album, Nonesuch will release “Dougou Badia” on a digital EP of the same name, due out January 24. The four-song EP, now available to pre-order in the Nonesuch Store, also includes an alternate mix of the song by Danger Mouse cohort Kennie Takahashi; the album track “Oh Amadou” (with Bertrand Cantat); and a live version of “Wily Kataso” from Eclipse, a show staged in complete darkness at the 2011 Manchester International Festival. You can listen to the song “Dougou Badia,” featuring Santigold, on Pitchfork now.
To pre-order the Dougou Badia digital EP and pick up a copy of Amadou & Mariam’s previous Because / Nonesuch Records releases, head to the Nonesuch Store now.