Amadou & Mariam Announce New Album
Malian musical duo Amadou & Mariam have announced the release of a new album titled Folila. Dropping March 27 in the U.S. via Because Music/Nonesuch Records the new long player features contributions from Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs), Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate and more. This is the first release from Amadou & Mariam since their highly-acclaimed 2008 effort Welcome to Mali. The first single “Dougou Badia,” featuring featuring vocals by Santigold and guitar parts from Nick Zinner, is now streaming over at Pitchfork. Ahead of the album’s full release, Nonesuch will put out “Dougou Badia” on a digital EP of the same name on January 24.