Amadou & Mariam
Motherland, meet Brooklyn. Santigold and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner get down with Mali's Afro-pop ambassadors, and the ladies own the mics while the dudes plow fields with their electric guitars. If the stormy jam at the end went on for 10 more minutes, there’d be no complaints here.
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