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Dimanche ร  Bamako

Amadou & Mariam

2005

Dimanche ร  Bamako
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Dimanche ร  Bamako (English: Sunday in Bamako) is the fourth album by Malian duo Amadou & Mariam featuring, and produced by, French singer Manu Chao. It was released on the Nonesuch Records label on 2 August 2005. The album features guests such as Ivorian reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly and Italian ska/jazz trumpeter Roy Paci. The album won the BBC Awards for World Music Best Album Award 2006 and helped the duo win the African section of the same awards that year. It was also listed as one of Songlines' 10 best world music albums of the year and was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album.

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3.21

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71

Genres

  • World

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Sun Feb 04 2024
4

๐Ÿ‘ I am here for the music not from the US or UK ๐Ÿ‘

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Sun Feb 04 2024
5

Hell yeah letโ€™s go to the beach and listen to Amado and Mariam

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Fri Feb 02 2024
4

I think I like this better than Manu Chao's solo album on the list.

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Tue Feb 13 2024
3

The original list included a certain amount of African music. If this album had been included in the main list, it would have been one of my favorites in the genre. Being said so, I'm not sure if it's a good thing or not, as I noticed that many times this kind of inclusion shows a "betrayal" by the artist of their roots in order to appeal more to Western musical sensibilities (like mine). Thanks anyway for providing such an interesting gateway to Mande music

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Sat Feb 10 2024
4

very cool, very chill. Good to get out of the UK/US dominance

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Tue Feb 13 2024
4

Really liked this. Eclectic but centered, I wish I could understand the language but beautifully sung regardless.

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Mon Feb 12 2024
3

I don't know how to accurately judge this, other than it forced me to wear Sepia tone glasses.

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Sun Jan 21 2024
5

This is one of my favourite World music albums, A&M are great and with Manu Chao producing it, this is just lightining in a bottle. I've been listening to this regularly since 2005 and I never seem to tire of it. Most of the album is killer with no filler.

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Thu Feb 01 2024
5

9/10. Love this, makes me wish I'd actually learned some French from my high school class, but oh well.

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Wed Mar 13 2024
5

Much variety of rhytms. Fun to listen to. Great album

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Sun Feb 18 2024
4

Despite the electrification, Dimanche ร  Bamako has a folk feel about it, Sunday morning indeed, rather grassy. Manu Chao provides the membrane covering all, but there's really no concept connecting the internals. The cast is hardly minimal, but maintains a small-kitchen aura, voices entering without apology and never letting go.

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Thu Feb 29 2024
4

Many summer vibes. And the influence of Manu Chao is clearly present. I enjoyed listening to this one

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Fri Feb 02 2024
3

Fun jams. Not my thing overall but I can see the appeal for sure.

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Thu Feb 08 2024
3

Lovely upbeat and enjoyable record!

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Mon Feb 12 2024
3

It's okay? A couple bangers for sure, but a lot of stuff that just didn't tickle my fancy. Certainly not a favorite afrobeat record.

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Mon Apr 29 2024
3

This is the soundtrack to backpackers telling each other their intrepid travel plans while slacklining at the beach. Catchy enough though. 3/5.

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Sat May 04 2024
3

It was decent and a good change of pace. I will round up.

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Sat May 18 2024
3

An exciting African LP that combines the best of old and new โ€“ I was excited from the get-go to hear some traditional African scales filtered through a lo-fi Chorus pedal. This is a fun listen, I just wish it could cut loose a bit more โ€“ the guitar here is great, and some tracks sit in neutral for a bit.

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Thu Feb 08 2024
2

Best gezellig, maar na een paar tracks word ik depressief van de vrolijkheid.

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