Thursday, 9/30/10

by musicclipoftheday

Mali—one of the poorest countries economically, one of the richest musically.

Amadou & Mariam

Live, Mali (Festival of the Desert), 2010

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“Dimanche A Bamako,” live (with David Gilmour, guitar), England (Islington), 2009

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“Welcome To Mali,” “Africa,” live, South Africa (Johannesburg), 2010

Want more? Here.

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I saw Amadou & Mariam, like Orchestra Baobob, with my son Alex—last year at Chicago’s Park West.

How far away does Africa seem to Alex?

About as far, I think, as South Carolina seemed to me at 23.