Amadou & Mariam: New Album


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Amadou & Mariam are set to release Folila, their forthcoming album, on March 27 via Because Music / Nonesuch Records. The album epitomizes their embrace of collaboration, with contributions by Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, and others.

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.

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