Amadou & Mariam - Sou Ni Tilé (1999)

An incredible blind married couple from Mali, whose music straddles multiple genres. This genre-bending is immediately apparent in the haunting opening track, which blends Indian tabla and violin over a blues progression, all while retaining elements of their western African roots. Their eclectic style is united by incredibly catchy melodies and rhythms. They've put out several albums, this is one of my favorites.


2 Responses so far.

  1. Jay says:

    What a great post. I don't know how I ever would have learned about this duo outside of WFLM. Thank you so much! This is fucking awesome.

  2. ribs says:

    This is quite fantastic

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