Published Jan 06, 2012Malian worldbeat duo Amadou & Mariam have announced their next album, and like their last effort, the guest-heavy Remixes, the upcoming platter will feature a number of big name collaborators, including members of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and TV on the Radio.
Folila, which is the proper studio follow-up to 2008's Welcome to Mali, will be released April 10 through Nonesuch/Because Music and was produced by Marc-Antoine Moreau. The album also features appearances from hip-hop weirdo Theophilus London ("Nebe Miri"), TV on the Radio ("Wily Kataso") and is said to feature a few contributions from Malian music vet Bassekou Kouyate.
As previously reported, Santigold and Yeah Yeah Yeahs six-stringer Nick Zinner also contribute to the album, and you can check out a stream of their collaborative track "Dougou Badia" over at Pitchfork. On top of appearing on Folila, Nonesuch will also deliver the track on a four-song single on January 24. You can check out the rest of the info, as well as an teaser vid for new song "Oh Amadou," down below.
Dougou Badia EP
1. "Dougou Badia" (feat. Santigold)
2. "Oh Amadou" (feat. Bertrand Cantat)
3. "Wily Katsao" (Live Eclipse)
4. "Dougou Badia" (feat. Santigold) (Kennie Takahashi Alternative Mix)