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Amadou & Mariam / Welcome To Mali
Album:Welcome To Mali Collection:World
Artist:Amadou & Mariam Added:03/2009
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2009-04-05 Pull Date:2009-06-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:7 Jun31 May24 May17 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr
Airplays:12114241

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Album Review
Decca
Reviewed 2009-04-06 
Singer Mariam Doumbia and husband Amadou Bagayoko (vox/guitars) are international superstars and this release does not disappoint. With one foot in Malian blues they add pop, hip hop, funk and other elements from around the world. Great guests add extra coolness. Every track worth a play. Mostly in French, some English as well.

1. Starts retro, picks up an electronic/hip hop beat. Mid/up & so catchy.
2. A cool mid/upbeat pop/blues sound w/a nicely wicked touch of funk.
3. Upbeat African perc, driving w/great guitar & vocals.
4. Driving Afro pop funk w/electronic flourishes. Way cool.
5. Modern blues w/a solid, head-nodding beat. Good vocals.
6. Down/mid male vox w/male vocals and dirty blues guitar.
7. Upbeat w/hip guitar work, a serious beat and good vocals.
8. Fast vocal duet, partly in English. Hint of hip hop. Sexy.
9. Upbeat, sexy funk horns and a contagious energy.
10. Mid/upbeat party w/great vocals and a hip beat.
11. Down/midtempo blues w/soaring vocals and a nice grit.
12. In English, downtempo desert blues w/lush strings.
13. Upbeat jam w/strings & an Afro blues/rock sound.
14. Fast and energetic w/cool percussion & hint of funk.
15. Instant fire w/a catchy beat and a fun wiggle.


Track Listing
1.Sabali 8.Africa
2.Ce N'est Pas Bon 9.Compagnon De Lavie
3.Magossa 10.Unissons Nous
4.Djama 11.Bozos
5.Djuru 12.I Follow You
6.Je Te Kiffe 13.Welcome To Mali
7.Masiteladi 14.Batoma
 15.Sekebe