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Amadou & Mariam

Amadou & Mariam artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Studio Sessions

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April 22, 2009 The husband-and-wife duo blends pop, rock and African blues on Welcome to Mali.

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Discover Songs

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April 6, 2009 All Songs Considered's latest mix features a Grizzly Bear exclusive, Bob Dylan, more.

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December 9, 2006 Are you starting to panic about holiday shopping? Cultural concierge Jesse Kornbluth can help.

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November 27, 2005 For a holiday edition of Director's Cuts, Ned Wharton presents picks of the year's best music.

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July 6, 2005 Download an exclusive by Sufjan Stevens; Nashville singer/songwriter Doug Hoekstra; Québécois si...

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September 11, 2001 As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave liste...

News

Fatoumata Diawara and some of her musical collaborators on "Voices United for Mali" at a press conference held in Bamako, Mali on Jan. 17, 2013.

January 18, 2013 In a new song, 40 top musicians from Mali demand peace for their shattering country.

Reviews

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March 26, 2009 Amadou and Mariam absorb ideas from everywhere and sound like they're having a ball.

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December 17, 2005 Will Hermes' picks include the "wonderfully strange" world of Animal Collective and Sigur Ros.

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November 27, 2005 For a holiday edition of Director's Cuts, Ned Wharton presents picks of the year's best music.

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September 19, 2005 Musicians Amadou and Mariam met during the 1970s at the Institute for the Young Blind of Mali.

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More Stories

Amadou and Mariam perform at Shrine World Music Venue in Harlem, New York City.

April 11, 2012 Mali's breakout superstars perform an acoustic version of "Wily Kataso" at The Shrine in Harlem.

Amadou and Mariam's new album, Folila, comes out April 10 in the U.S.

April 1, 2012 A lilting mash-up brings the West African stars together with TV on the Radio and Santigold.

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