BBC’s Later with Jools Holland aired its last live episode of the season and it featured appearances from Amadou & Miriam, Superorganism, Aimee Mann, Dua Lipa and Noel Gallagher.

Superorganism (my new artists of the week) & Amadou & Miriam were my standout performances of the night.

Watch the rest below:

Posted on November 1st, 2017

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This Afro disco dancefloor track comes from a surprising source – the blind Malian couple known as Amadou & Mariam.

The pair always had a capacity for soaring transformative melodies so it’s nice to hear them bring that with extra heat on their first track in five years ‘Bofou Safou’. The title takes its name from the the Malian nickname given to a young man who would rather party, dance and dress up than work.

A video for the song, which will feature on an upcoming album on Because Music to be released later this year, was released today. Amadou & Miriam have festival dates too, as below.

Amadou & Miriam Live

12 May – Sala Barts – Barcelona, Spain
14 May – Magazine – Rabat, Morocco
17 May – Kaufleuten – Zurich, Switzerland
18 May – Château Rouge Relais Culturel – Annemasse, France
24 May – KOKO – London, UK
10 June – Festival Notes en Vert – La Rochelle, France
11 June – We Love Green Festival – Paris, France
07 July – Pyrène Festival – Bordes, France
03 Sept – End of the Road Festival – Dorset, UK

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

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The best of new album streams this week in A-Z form. See recent album streams in the category page.

This week I’m enjoying albums from Breton, Keaton Henson, Chromatics, Hundred Waters, Amadou & Miriam and The Ghandis.

Addison Groove – Transistor Rhythm
Alabama Shakes – Boys & Girls (alt)
Amadou & Miriam – Folila (alt)
AU – Both Lights
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Posted on April 2nd, 2012

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