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Amadou & Mariam

Lucy Duran presents world music CD releases as well as an interview and session with Amadou and Mariam, the husband and wife duo of guitarist Amadou Bagayoko and singer Mariam Doumbia, featuring material from their album Welcome to Mali.

They formed as a group in Bamako in 1980 and became well known throughout Mali, Burkino Faso and Ivory Coast for their distinctive blend of Malian music, blues and rock with Bambara language lyrics. They have since established themselves on the international circuit, been championed by Manu Chao and Damon Albarn, and were winners at the Radio 3 Awards for World Music for their 2006 album Dimanche a Bamako.

WORLD ROUTES
Presented by Lucy Duran
Produced by Felix Carey
Contributors: Alex Jordan/Andy Morgan
Tel. 020 7765 4661
Fax 020 7765 5052
e-mail world.routes@bbc.co.uk

Saturday 6th December, 3pm

Amadou & Mariam
Amadou Bagayoko (guitar/vocals)
Mariam Doumbia (vocals)
Yves Abadie (drums)
Lauren Griffen (bass)

Bagayoko/Moreau: Ce n’est pas bon
Recorded at Broadcasting House, November 2008, by James Birtwistle.

CD roundup with Alex Jordan & Andy Morgan

Choice 1 (Andy)

Bagayogo: Poye
Issa Bagayogo
Album: Mali Koura
Six Degrees 657036 1151-2

Choice 2 (Alex)

Tiger: Gold in Africa
Album: Rough guide to Calypso Gold
World Music Network RGNET1213PR

Choice 3 (Lucy)

Franco: Sansi fingomangoma
Franco & Le TPOK Jazz
Album: Francophonic
Sterns Africa STCD3041-42

Choice 4 (Andy)

Staff Benda Bilili
EP: Tres Tres Fort
Crammed Discs Promo

Choice 5 (Alex)

Dorothy Masuka: Zoo Lake
Album: London is the Place for Me Vol. 4
Honest Jons LPX2

Amadou Bagayoko: Masiteladi
Recorded at Broadcasting House, November 2008, by James Birtwistle.

Mariam Doumbia: Magossa
Recorded at Broadcasting House, November 2008, by James Birtwistle.

Interview with Amadou and Mariam.

Jean Rosoff/Bagayoko: Je Te Kiffe
Recorded at Broadcasting House, November 2008, by James Birtwistle.

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Sat 6 Dec 2008 15:00