Welcome to Mali

Amadou & Mariam - Welcome to Mali
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2008 Ratings: #14 / 729
Year End Rank: #50
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Based on 3 ratings
November 17, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
Because Music / Nonesuch Records / Label
Marc Antoine Moreau, Laurent Jais, Damon Albarn / Producer
World / Genres
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2005's Dimanche à Bamako rocketed Amadou & Mariam to international acclaim more than three decades after the beginnings of their respective musical careers. It was a richly deserved arrival that retained the spirit of their music with new beats and sounds incorporated by global pop star Manu Chao and his co-producers Marc-Antoine Moreau and Lauren Jais. On Welcome to Mali, Moreau and Jais stick around to steer the duo toward a harder, more outri

ght pop approach.


If the album is frustratingly uneven—if, despite moments of exuberance, it can also feel like a mundane grind—well, I suspect that also mirrors life in Mali.

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#2/The Guardian

Track List

  1. Sabali
  2. Ce N'est Pas Bon
  3. Magosa
  4. Djama
  5. Djuru
  6. Je Te Kiffe (feat. Juan Rozoff)
  7. Masiteladi (feat. -M-) 
  8. Africa (feat. K'Naan)
  9. Compagnon de la Vie 
  10. Unissons Nous (feat. Keziah Jones) 
  11. Bozos
  12. I Follow You (Nia Na Fin)
  13. Welcome to Mali
  14. Batoma
  15. Sebeke
  16. Boula (hidden track)

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