Amadou & Mariam’s new album, Folila, is scheduled for release in the United on April 10. Today’s video features “Wily Kataso,” a track from the new album, with a stellar collaboration, with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe. The video was directed by Jennifer DeLia.
Over the last several years, Amadou & Mariam’s music has become increasingly open to new influences. Although their sound is still based on their characteristic West African blues-rock, the Malian duo has worked with new producers that have added new elements to their recordings. These include Manu Chao and Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn, in addition to their longtime producer and manager Marc-Antoine Moreau. Folila contains more international collaborations, including Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeah, Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, and others.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.