- Released: October 24, 2000
- Label: Circular Moves
CMJ - 11/13/00, p.43
"...Electrifying and intense....a cohesive fusion, offering a sympathetic blending of modern and traditional sounds..."
- 3.Dans Ce Monde Trouble
- 4.Si Ni Keneya
- 5.C'Est Comme Ca
- 7.Beki Miri
- 8.Bali Maou
- 9.Si Ni Kan
- 10.Dek I Lalane
- 11.Be'smi Lah
- 12.Mianga Titi
- 14.Ko Be Na Touma Do
Personnel includes: Amadou Bagayoko (vocals, guitar); Mariam Doumbia (vocals).
Producers: Amadou Bagayoko, Marc-Antoine Moreau.
Recorded in 1999. Includes liner notes by Francis Dordor.
Personnel: Amadou Bagayoko (vocals, guitar); Mariam Doumbia (vocals); Manuel Soto (Spanish guitar); Valentin Clastrier (vielle); Alain Hato (flute, bass clarinet, saxophone); Andr?s Vi fara (trombone); Matu (piano, Fender Rhodes piano, Wurlitzer organ); Jo Kaiat (piano); Stephane San Juan (drums, percussion); Ousmane Dicko, Amazigh Kateb, Mamani Ke?ta, Wasis Diop (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Laurent Ja?s.
Liner Note Author: Francis Dordor.
Recording information: Studio Mis?re, Montreuil, France (02/1999).
Photographer: Deborah Metsch.
Translator: Martin Davis.
Vintage organ, horns, and funk backbeats give this Malian husband and wife's second U.S. release a different feel than their stateside debut. Still, it's Amadou's slithering guitar leads and Mariam's soaring voice that all but steal the show from the couple's wildly talented band. This is a world music album in the most expansive of senses, proving just how easily a soulful combination of rhythm and notes can communicate across such meager divides as culture, politics, blindness, and language. Highly recommended. ~ Brian Beatty