DOWNLOAD: Amadou & Mariam - "Dougou Badia" (feat. Santigold) (MP3)
Malian duo Amadou & Mariam released their new album, Folila, last month via Nonesuch in the US. Their rhythmic blues-rock features hints of traditional West African music, employing deep djembe drums and iron bells. Vocal guests on the album include Santigold, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone, Bertrand Cantat, Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears, Ebony Bones, Abdallah Oumbadougou, and Theophilus London. Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner plays guitar on a few tracks and production was handled by Manu Chao, Damon Albarn, and Marc-Antoine Moreau. Download the album's opening track "Dougou Badia," featuring Santigold, at the top of this post. They've also have a music video for the song "Wily Kataso," featuring Tunde and Kyp, which you can watch below.
Amadou & Mariam will head to North America this summer for a select string of festival appearances and some club shows. Among those are Osheaga, Central Park Summerstage, Lollapalooza, and Outside Lands. They'll hit Chicago for Sunday (8/5) of the three-day festival. Single-day passes for Sunday only are still available.
All Amadou & Mariam tour dates are listed below, alongside their video for "Wily Kataso."
Amadou & Mariam - "Wily Kataso" (feat. Kyp and Tunde from TV On The Radio)
AMADOU & MARIAM - 2012 TOUR DATES
07-31 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
08-01 Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
08-03 Montreal, Quebec - Osheaga Music and Arts Festival
08-04 New York, NY - Central Park SummerStage
08-05 Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza
08-06 Madison, WI - Capitol Theater Overture Center for the Arts
08-07 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
08-10 San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
08-14 Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre *
08-16 Santa Monica, CA - Santa Monica Pier
* w/ Andrew Bird