Album Review: Amadou And Mariam
  • THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012

  • Posted by: Don Saas

When you're a blind Malian husband and wife duo playing a fusion of traditional African music alongside rocking Western influences (blues, electronic music, soul, classic rock), you probably won't have to try very hard to attract the attention of world music fans who eat up everything from artists like Beirut or Toumani Diabate. Amadou and Mariam, however, have more than earned the loyal following that has amassed around their music since Dimanche a Bamako and Welcome to Mali knocked our socks off. Their brilliant amalgamation of pop from around the world into something that anyone, anywhere on the planet could appreciate and fall in love with.

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