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Tuesday, July 06, 2010

African Music Post: Amadou and Miriam ft The Magic Numbers


Amadou and Miriam

I love how subtle the Malian rhythm and beat is at the start then, by the end of the chorus they really get into it. Unfortunately,  it is the soundtrack to the newest Twilight film,  but I try not to let my dislike of the book and film prevent me from enjoying this song.

Artist: Amadou and Miriam (previously featured as part of the world cup post)
Country: Mali
Bio From Wiki:

Amadou & Mariam are a musical duo from Mali, composed of the couple Amadou Bagayoko (guitar and vocals) (born in Bamako 24 October 1954) and Mariam Doumbia (vocals) (born in Bamako 15 April 1958). The pair, known as "the blind couple from Mali" met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind, and found they shared an interest in music.Between 1974 and 1980, Amadou played with Les Ambassadeurs du hotel. In 1980 the couple married and began to play together as well as Amadou continuing with a successful solo career and running the blind institute's music programme.

More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amadou_&_Mariam
and http://www.amadou-mariam.com/



Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Interesting I did not know it was the soundtrack to twilight. Beautiful song.just very lovely. I love this blog. While cooking I play all these great new songs. Thanks!