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Amadou & Mariam

Amadou & Miriam
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Genre: World
Group Members: Amadou Bagayoko, Mariam Doumbia
Biography: A musical husband-and-wife duo that got its start in Mali, Amadou & Mariam met in 1975 at Mali's Bamako Institute for the Young Blind. Amadou (born Amadou Bagayoko in Bamako in October of 1954) began his musical career in 1968, and by 1974 had joined Les Ambassadeurs du Motel, a leading group (which ...Read full biography
Tje Ni Mousso
Released: 2000
Label: 1999 Universal Music France
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Vintage organ, horns, and funk backbeats give this Malian husband and wife's second U.S. release a different feel than their stateside debut. Still, it's Amadou's slithering guitar leads and Mariam's soaring ...Read full review
Sou Ni Tilé
Released: 1999
Label: 1998 Emarcy
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Mali's Amadou & Mariam sing in three African languages and French but more importantly are fluent in a musical language that often transcends ordinary speech. Polyrhythmic percussion, complex vocal harmonies, ...Read full review
More Amadou & Mariam albums: Main Albums (9), Compilations (7), Singles & EPs (3)