Sou Ni Tile

Sou Ni Tile

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by Amadou & Mariam
     
 

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They say love is blind, but how does it sound? Amadou and Mariam, "The Blind Couple of Mali," defied their families and all expectations, becoming one of Bamako's most celebrated duos. This visionary album pairs Mali's desert blues with harmonicas, slide guitars, and Eastern instruments for hungry, earthy atmosphere.

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They say love is blind, but how does it sound? Amadou and Mariam, "The Blind Couple of Mali," defied their families and all expectations, becoming one of Bamako's most celebrated duos. This visionary album pairs Mali's desert blues with harmonicas, slide guitars, and Eastern instruments for hungry, earthy atmosphere.

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All Music Guide - Brian Beatty
Mali's Amadou & Mariam sing in three African languages and French but more importantly are fluent in a musical language that often transcends ordinary speech. Polyrhythmic percussion, complex vocal harmonies, and fluid guitar, violin, and horn lines -- as well as the occasional harmonica -- are combined to create earthy songs that are more given the breath of life than performed. Each of the album's 15 songs beats with its own human, living pulse. "A Radio Mogo" hints at Caribbean reggae, while "Mon Amour, Ma Cherie" allows Amadou to stretch out a bit on guitar, over a rolling, throbbing beat. While not as blues-oriented as the more internationally known Malian guitarists, Ali Farka Toure and Boubacar Traore, Amadou plays guitar in an accomplished, heartfelt style that's accessible in any language. In Sou Ni Tile, Amadou & Mariam and their band have created mature, intelligent pop music that's accessible exactly because the musicians have chosen not to trade exuberance or passion for their maturity and intelligence.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2006
Label:
Sunny Side
UPC:
0016728303927
catalogNumber:
3039
Rank:
195093

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Amadou & Mariam   Primary Artist
Alain Hatot   Flute,Transverse Flute
Sameh Catalan   Violin
Alberto Rodriguez   Trombone
Andrés Viáfara   Trombone
Barbara Teuntor Garcia   Trumpet
Amadou Bagayoko   Guitar,Vocals
Mariam Doumbia   Vocals
Sanata Doumbia   Background Vocals
Idwar Iskandar   Flute,Ney,Arabian Flute
Johar Ali Khan   Violin
Loïc Landois   Harmonica
Stephane San Juan   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Babbaro Teunter Garcia   Trumpet
Awa Timbo   Vocals,Background Vocals
Shihab M'Ghezzi Bekhouche   Bass
Matu   Hammond Organ,fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Jean-Philippe Allard   Executive Producer
Daniel Richard   Executive Producer
Alberto Rodriguez   Arranger
Andrés Viáfara   Arranger
Laurent Jaïs   Engineer
Philippe Savoir   Visuals
Walde Baba Sissoko   Tama
Amadou Bagayoko   Composer,Producer
Marc Antoine Moreau   Producer
Frederic Fauchet   Liner Notes

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Sou Ni Tile 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This CD is great! Each song is bare-bones and very concise. However, if you want variation in the songs, this CD might disappoint you (it is very repetitive).