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Folila

FolilaAmerican artists have borrowed from West African music for decades, so it only makes sense that Mali's most famous married duo would cash in a few long...FolilaWorldAmerican artists have borrowed from West African music for decades, so it only makes sense that Mali's most famous married duo would cash in a few long...2012-04-06
'FOLILA'-LA The married couple from Mali turn blend different languages and West African sounds on their eclectic new release

'FOLILA'-LA The married couple from Mali turn blend different languages and West African sounds on their eclectic new release (Youri Lenquette)

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Folila

Genre: World; Music Label: Nonesuch

American artists have borrowed from West African music for decades, so it only makes sense that Mali’s most famous married duo would cash in a few long-standing favors. Folila, Amadou & Mariam’s seventh album, features drop-ins from Santigold, Yeah Yeah Yeahs guitarist Nick Zinner, and neo-soul star Theophilus London. Though they sing in different languages, the tongue of teamwork makes for universal understanding — especially on the spry, haunting ”Wily Kataso.” A-

Best Tracks:
Shuffling Oh Amadou
Fiery Dougou Badia

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