Tagged: Amadou & Mariam


Stream: RDGLDGRN, “Million Fans (Mario Caldato Remix)”

The esteemed, former Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato—Mario C likes to keep it clean—has amplified and remixed “Million Fans,” by the DC-based band RDGLDGRN. Their debut EP, Red Gold Green, came out in February, featuring … read more »

POSTED March 8, 2013 12:46PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Live: Amadou and Mariam

Amadou and Mariam are a duo from Mali who met at an institute for the blind when they were young and now wear awesome, matching silver glasses. Or sometimes they are gold. Though they started … read more »

POSTED April 9, 2012 11:30AM IN LIVE TAGS:

Lungu Lungu: Afropolitan or Cultural Bastard?

When the three countries you have ties to refuse to grant you asylum, let alone citizenship, you know you’re in a tough spot. Meet Alec Lomami. Born in Belgium but not eligible for Belgian citizenship, … read more »

POSTED November 17, 2011 5:15PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms 123: CHLLNGR / De Tropix / Jahdan / Bunji Garlin / Rita Indiana

I must pass 500 ailanthus trees— commonly known as the humble ghetto palm, which gave this column its name— on the way from my building to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. But the ailanthus has barely had … read more »

POSTED December 8, 2010 2:30PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,

Nas & Damian “Jr Gong” Marley, “Patience” MP3

Nas and Jr Gong’s Distant Relatives collabo hits the streets on May 18th and in addition to the Mulatu Astatke-sampling “As We Enter”, the two sourced Africa for this beat, borrowing the keys and chorus … read more »

POSTED May 6, 2010 10:11AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (3) TAGS: , , , ,

Amadou & Mariam, “Aritstiya (DJ Sabo RMX)” MP3

If you missed DJ Sabo ripping it up at our One Step Beyond party last Friday, here’s a taste of his style: kicky Latin dancefloor with a playful Afrobeat bite. Amadou and Mariam sound great … read more »

POSTED April 13, 2010 12:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,

Exclusive Premiere: Amadou and Mariam f. Theophilus London, “Sabali” Remix MP3

Originally a dream collaboration mixtape track, Theophilus London‘s charmed life willed his participation on Amadou and Mariam‘s Damon Albarn-produced African pop single, “Sabali,” into real life. In Peter Macia’s feature on London in FADER #61, … read more »

POSTED July 22, 2009 12:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (4) TAGS: , , , ,

Freeload: The FADER Issue 62 Podcast

We and you and everyone we know has been trumpeting the Summer Of Love 2009, and it was our mantra as we put together FADER Issue 62. We scoured the universe for the summeriest, most … read more »

POSTED June 23, 2009 11:30AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms: More Busy Signal / Amadou & Mariam Refixes / Uproot Andy / Free Downloads

I may have mentioned Busy Signal is on a rampage. Since I commented on his non-stop production and mad eclecticism two weeks ago he has dropped about ten new 45s, including a version of the … read more »

POSTED June 3, 2009 11:30AM IN GHETTO PALMS TAGS: , ,

Video: Amadou & Mariam, “Masitéladi”

As far as all things Amadou & Mariam, “Sabali” is still the jam, but this animated clip for “Masitéladi” did remind us to mail our rent check.