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Amadou & Mariam / Dimanche A Bamako
Album:Dimanche A Bamako Collection:World
Artist:Amadou & Mariam Added:07/2005
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2005-08-07 Pull Date:2005-10-09 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:9 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug
Airplays:11212234

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2005-08-05 
AMADOU & MARIAM – “Dimanche à Bamako”
Nonesuch, 2005

MALI / FRANCE – Hooray! Amadou & Mariam have been broadening the palette of Malian blues for years. On this disc, the husband & wife team (who both happen to be blind, fyi) team up with way-cool producer/guitarist Manu Chao for 15 tracks of totally infectious Afro-blues, blended with French pop, reggae, Cuban rhythms, and whatever else fits the moment. If you aren’t already hip to A&M, now is a very good time to check them out.

FO’s PICKS: 2–5, 8, 14

1. 2:09 – cute love song with mellow guitars/drum, child’s spoken intro
2. 1:57 – bouncy catchy guitar riffs, thumb piano, balafon, more child speak
3. 3:16 – upbeat bounce, full band: bluesy guitar w/little repeats, male vox
4. 3:30 – uptempo w/a reggae beat, soul organ, siren & “audience” noise
5. 4:16 – definite Manu Chao influence here: great riffing melody, light reggae beat, deadpan almost-rapped vocal, and blues harmonica!
6. 3:09 – quick rhythm, sing-song fem vox & steady guitar patterns
7. 4:08 – village ambiance, laid back guitars, tabla, duet vox, musical saw!
8. 4:07 – highway song: spoken intro, busy driving rhythm (ha ha), vox have a hint of hip-hop and there’s a rustic Latin feel in the guitar work
9. 3:28 – Sunday in Bamako: steady beat & vox, lilting guitars, cool trumpet
10. 4:17 – solidarity song: layered walking rhythm, sweet vox, flute accents
11. 4:10 – quick rhythm, with latin & reggae touches, nice horn section
12. 3:41 – relaxed tempo, street sounds, dripping gtr, cool monotone vox
13. 4:54 – music for Starbucks: folksy guitars, smooooth groove, guest vox
14. 3:42 – echo fem vox, dark layers, blues guitar & heavy piano in back
15. 5:20 – relaxed tempo: tinkly keys, steady guitar, plain lead vox + speech

[Fo] – August 2005

Track Listing
1.M'bife 8.Camions Sauvages
2.M'bife Balafon 9.Beaux Dimanches
3.Coulibaly 10.La Paix
4.La Realite 11.Djanfa
5.Senegal Fast Food 12.Taxi Bamako
6.Artistiya 13.Politic Amagni
7.La Fete Au Village 14.Gnidjougouya
 15.M'bife Blues