Amadou & Mariam – “Sabali”

28 Oct

Among the other major perks of working at a radio station, I’m surrounded by new music all the time. Whilst preparing for my show yesterday, I stumbled upon this amazing duo, Amadou & Mariam, who are a blind musical couple from Mali. Their blindness is significant to the formation of the band–they met at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind and bonded over their shared love of music. The first track off their 2008 album Welcome to Mali is a unique one, but I love it. It’s a very bright, fun mix of vocals and synth that transforms traditional Malian music into the modern age without losing a beat.

To download this song, click on the arrow on the right-hand side of the media player. Please try to support the artists you listen to whenever you can. You can buy Amadou & Mariam’s music at Amazon among other places. Enjoy!


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