A new feature of the blog is Music Wednesday, where I shall introduce you to music from around the continent. My ultimate goal for 2016 would be to feature at least one artiste/group from every country in Africa 🙂
Without further ado, I present you Amadou & Mariam, a blind husband and wife musical team from Bamako, Mali. I first came across them in 2008 when they released their album “Welcome to Mali” and I fell in love! That album was a gem for me because it was my introduction, not only to Amadou & Mariam, but also to K’Naan and Keziah Jones. I cannot recommend that album enough.
This featured song “Africa” is a collaboration with K’Naan, the Somali Canadian singer. It is truly my happy song and I play this song before EVERY trip I take to, from and within Africa!
This is a great interview with the couple, where they talk about their music and their motivation for singing.
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