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Live Review: Amadou & Mariam at The Triple Door 8/10

299 days ago
KEXP SeattleReview by Clare McGrane, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP The Triple Door is a beautiful venue, but with its fixed private booths and elegant dining service, it isn’t really designed for dancing. Thankfully that didn’t get in the way of the pack... more info

Amadou & Mariam – “Bofou Safou” Video

417 days ago
StereogumWhen listening to Amadou & Mariam's latest single "Bofou Safou," the only proper way to capture its essence is simple: the funk, the whole funk, and nothing but the funk. The Grammy-nominated Malian couple are returning to the scene with a new album ... more info

Playlist: The Playlist: Kamasi Washington Releases a Blast of ‘Truth’

435 days ago
New York TimesHear the new songs that mattered this week, from Frank Ocean's collaboration with Jay Z to the latest from Amadou & Mariam. more info

LISTEN: New Amadou & Mariam

436 days ago
The QuietusDuo return with their first new music since 2012 more info

Matmos explore the power of darkness

2098 days ago
Guardian MusicCan you use sensory deprivation to explore ESP? And then make music from the process? My band found out"Dim all the lights sweet darling/ Cause tonight it's all the way." Donna Summer's lyrics don't just make for a killer disco hook – they also con... more info

Africa Express: rolling coverage

2120 days ago
Guardian MusicFor the next week, more than 80 African and western acts – including Amadou and Mariam, Damon Albarn and many more – are touring the UK by train, stopping off for shows in schools and factories and a series of special gigs. With exclusive access ... more info

Shingai Shoniwa: 'The Noisettes have always been a rainbow tribe'

2128 days ago
Guardian MusicThe singer on collaborating with Africa Express, which features 80 musicians on one train as it makes a string of stops across the UKWith guitarist Dan Smith, Shoniwa formed rock band the Noisettes in 2003. Shoniwa is from south London; her mother i... more info

Baaba Maal: 'It's a crazy project, but exciting'

2128 days ago
Guardian MusicThe Senegalese star on his hopes for the Africa Express tour, featuring 80 musicians on one train as it makes a string of stops across the UKSenegalese singer Baaba Maal has long been one of Africa's most critically acclaimed and well-known musicians... more info

Africa Express: a magical mystery tour

2128 days ago
Guardian MusicEighty musicians, one train and a string of stops across Britain. This could be the most extraordinary tour of the year…It's late afternoon in west London and the Senegalese star Baaba Maal and Damon Albarn, from nearby in the neighbourhood, are lo... more info

Tony Allen and Rizzle Kicks join Damon Albarn's Africa Express

2139 days ago
Guardian MusicArtists will cross the UK by train in September for a concert series featuring music from Europe, America and AfricaTony Allen, Rizzle Kicks, Carl Bart and electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar are among the acts to have now climbed aboard the Africa E... more info

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