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Amadou & Mariam — Coulibaly
Album: Dimanche à Bamako
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6.3

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Total ratings: 1409









Released: 2005
Length: 3:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo Binary Gears Coulou ma dimi
Eh Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo Binary Gears Coulou ma dimi
Eh Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulibaly massassi

Djigui tougou
Coulou be mi
Djigui sé mé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Djigui tougou
Coulou be mi
Djigui sé mé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi

Kanou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Fourou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Kanou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Fourou gnogon
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly massassi
Watongan digui sé me aoula dé
Coulibaly massassi
Wanbena digui sé me aoula dé

Coulibaly massassi

Coulou bina
Coulou ma dimi
Mogo bina
Coula ma dimi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Digui tougou
Coulou bé mi
Digui sémé
Coulou bé mi
Et Allah coulibaly massassi

Coulibaly bitou si ou
Coulibaly massassi
Mianga la couli baliou
Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi
Coulibaly massassi
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 doktorkev wrote:

Saw them at the Gorge (Washington )  They opened for Coldplay.

I'm not sure if I've ever been as blown away as I was listening to them.

A truly spiritual experience. 



I totally get it!  My husband and I "discovered" them at Bonnaroo (2005) and were completely captivated by their music/performance and just the overall "spirit" of the crowd...A concert that will definitely stay with us both forever!   

Bee
These guys are the bomb!!
Goddamn, how does this average only a 6.3? This is full of the musical equivalent of electromotive force. 
Saw them at the Gorge (Washington )  They opened for Coldplay.

I'm not sure if I've ever been as blown away as I was listening to them.

A truly spiritual experience. 
Always pleased to hear these guys!  Never less than good, and frequently great. IMHO, of course.  pxd
hahaha

no.
Oy vie!!!! Please make it stop!!
 DrLex wrote:
I guess this is not about Elimane Coulibaly, a Senegalese/Belgian soccer player… He was only 14 when this song was released.
 
It's about his father :)
In trance within one minute !
I guess this is not about Elimane Coulibaly, a Senegalese/Belgian soccer player… He was only 14 when this song was released.
Enchanting
See on hea.
 westslope wrote:

The embargo/boycott of South Africa worked.  The apartheid republic could not find enough white workers from the north to fuel the growing economy so it had to resort to educating and training Black South Africans.   That was the beginning of the end of the Aparatheid era.

The Sullivan Code also had a huge impact as it helped create safe spaces for Black South African trade unions to organize.   I reckon that Reverand Leon Sullivan is a modern hero.  But I bet most of you have never heard of him.

All that said, I am not fond of boycotts/embargos.  Good on Paul Simon for ignoring it in the case of the Republic.

I believe that boycotts of Israeli goods made in the occupied West Bank could be effective.  But a blanket boycott of Israeli intellectuals and artists is something I strongly oppose.   Simply because I see it as counter-productive.  

To quote the green movement:  The long-run is now.  Act accordingly.  

 
Senegal, stand by, you may be needed,  Gambian Yahya Jammeh is not the only president who reuqires removing.
Amadou & Mariam are great live. Go see them if you get a chance, and if you love to dance (hey that rhymes!).
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hey, come now. All the musicians on Graceland were Africans who were well compensated for their efforts. Simon opened a lot of doors for world music because of the size of the "Graceland" phenomenon. And ot can't be overstated how important it all was at drawing attention to Apartheid and conditions in South Africa even if Simon broke the embargo by recording there.
 
The embargo/boycott of South Africa worked.  The apartheid republic could not find enough white workers from the north to fuel the growing economy so it had to resort to educating and training Black South Africans.   That was the beginning of the end of the Aparatheid era.

The Sullivan Code also had a huge impact as it helped create safe spaces for Black South African trade unions to organize.   I reckon that Reverand Leon Sullivan is a modern hero.  But I bet most of you have never heard of him.

All that said, I am not fond of boycotts/embargos.  Good on Paul Simon for ignoring it in the case of the Republic.

I believe that boycotts of Israeli goods made in the occupied West Bank could be effective.  But a blanket boycott of Israeli intellectuals and artists is something I strongly oppose.   Simply because I see it as counter-productive.  

To quote the green movement:  The long-run is now.  Act accordingly.  
Groovy, annoying, but heavens above talking heads which for some strange reason have better rating.
Well I damned been playing this Album all day in my car, but once again is still a welcome pleasure. just love the cross rhythm's. I can recommend this Album to all fans of African music.
{#Dancingbanana} great!
 Yes!


Stingray wrote:

Malian Frippertronic!

 


Great vibe!
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hey, come now. All the musicians on Graceland were Africans who were well compensated for their efforts. Simon opened a lot of doors for world music because of the size of the "Graceland" phenomenon. And ot can't be overstated how important it all was at drawing attention to Apartheid and conditions in South Africa even if Simon broke the embargo by recording there.
 
Simon needs no defending here. Those attacks are just envy rearing its ugly head.
Great segue from Thank You For Sending Me An Angel.
 aspicer wrote:
That opening riff had a little Fripp in it - no?!

 
Malian Frippertronic!
Amadou can definitely play the guitar !

aspicer wrote:
That opening riff had a little Fripp in it - no?!

 


That opening riff had a little Fripp in it - no?!
Diggin' it.  8
Seen Amadou and Mariam live at two Lollapaloozas with their CRACK backup band.

They are not to be missed live - by the time they get done, everyone in the crowd will be dancing.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

Hey, come now. All the musicians on Graceland were Africans who were well compensated for their efforts. Simon opened a lot of doors for world music because of the size of the "Graceland" phenomenon. And ot can't be overstated how important it all was at drawing attention to Apartheid and conditions in South Africa even if Simon broke the embargo by recording there.
 
And really he went to record, not perform and worked with Africans in the studio. 
 thewiseking wrote:
right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens

 
Hey, come now. All the musicians on Graceland were Africans who were well compensated for their efforts. Simon opened a lot of doors for world music because of the size of the "Graceland" phenomenon. And ot can't be overstated how important it all was at drawing attention to Apartheid and conditions in South Africa even if Simon broke the embargo by recording there.
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
So we all love A&M - so why only an average of 6.7?
 
Actually crept down to 6.6 - are they all deaf!
A co-worker of mine won a radio contest where her family got to host the morning program of a certain "classics" station in our town and receive a bunch of prizes.  I promised I would listen to the program, this AM.  When the hour was up, the inane, obnoxious advertising (turned much louder than the music), the mainstream music itself (always the most boring and "hit single" song off any given album) and the general banality of the show had negated any pleasure of hearing my co-worker's voice.

I was relieved to turn to RP.  And I must say, from the bottom of my heart to Bill and Rebecca:  thank you, thank you, thank you!!! {#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}

This piece is a 10, by the way!
How do you make the time to listen to all this world beat, Bill?  There's a huge amount of it out there and what you play is invariably primo.  Good on ya, as the Aussies would say.
Get your polyrhythms going.
So we all love A&M - so why only an average of 6.7?
{#Good-vibes}
Few songs make me want to dance like this one. A definitive 9.
kaybee wrote:
8??  What was I thinking - 9... probably to be replaced by a 10 next week.  And yet another fantastic group from that musical paradise of Mali!  There must be something in the soil or water there.
 

I apsolutely agree! Music from Mali is amazing, one of the reasons why I would like to visit Mali, great great musicians!

Yikes! {#Puke}
8??  What was I thinking - 9... probably to be replaced by a 10 next week.  And yet another fantastic group from that musical paradise of Mali!  There must be something in the soil or water there.
9 - and here's to many more like it!
8? Are you kidding?  This is going up to 9...maybe 10 next week.
This kid?

"Souleymane Coulibaly began his international career with Côte d'Ivoire national under-17 football team at the 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup where he scored nine goals in four matches: one goal against Australia, 4 goals against Denmark, and a hat-trick in a draw against Brazil"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coulibaly

 thewiseking wrote:
right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens
 
'Kin right!

this entire CD is amazing. I often play it for my 3rd graders (and 5th before them, and 6th before them...) and they totally love it. Great in all ways
Culo-patín
Saw you at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass late at night. Amazing performance of energy, musicianship and positivity. Great album too.
This is a completely necessary musical enema after that horrible David Lindley 'Ting before it...
 thewiseking wrote:
right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens
 
I had to laugh at this - short, sweet, and to the point. {#High-five}  I wish SOMEONE would upload "One By One" by Lebo M. and the African Choir.  It's an amazing piece of music, sung a cappella.  I have the CD, but my conversion software maxes out at 120 bps... {#Sad}
Any Johnny Clegg / Jaluka / Savuka coming up?
Oh yes! I can cope with lots more of the same.
Very appropriate for today!
 thewiseking wrote:
right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens
 

Careful! I got yelled at for saying something very similar to that!{#Lol}
One of the very few groups that I like every single song I have ever heard from them!{#Notworthy}
 thewiseking wrote:
right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens
 
Not big on the song, but this comment is fantastic.  Authenticity is is something lacking with music in a lot of cases. 

right on! nice to hear some African music performed by Africans rather than by some little bald guy from Queens
grooovy! {#Sunny}
Perfect followup to Marvin Gaye's "Got to Give it Up".  Thanks, Bill! {#Sunny}
Love, love, love this.  My feet are tapping under my desk!
Bill, you have a remarkable ear.  I can sure hear the kinship between this and Talking Heads.
 TrebleStauter wrote:
Whats going on with that light in the top right corner of the cover?
I must be a rebel light.

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner"
 

Can't believe you just invoked Dirty Dancing.  Good for you! LOL
{#Sunny} The cover pic brings joy to my heart!
what a great match with that Talking Heads tune
'Thank You For Sending Me An Angel"!!!
{#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}

{#Bananajam}Sounds like summer groove...
 westslope wrote:
Caught the beginning of this song. Sounds like somebody has been listening to Robert Fripp .... or vice versa.
 
Exactly what I thought when I heard the opening . . .

this combination working fine  -   7.

 prickelpit96 wrote:
Does anybody notice the mentioned special-guest?
 
Go, masai
go, masai!
(be mellow)

Ok, Radiohead fans ...

You hear that?

That's called a groove.

 


Whats going on with that light in the top right corner of the cover?
I must be a rebel light.

"Nobody puts Baby in a corner"
isaak wrote:
.... Amadou's guitar skills are exceptional and the pair's quest to spread peace in their music is so heartwarming.
I'm starting to dial into the guitar skills.
Caught the beginning of this song. Sounds like somebody has been listening to Robert Fripp .... or vice versa.
Dude. Nice songage.
prickelpit96 wrote:
ontopic: Does anybody notice the mentioned special-guest?
I did! Towards the end (actually I thought it was a Manu Chao song at that point). Great tune!! Catchy world music: 8.
prickelpit96 wrote:
ontopic: Does anybody notice the mentioned special-guest?
Nope. Maybe he's not on this track.
isaak wrote:
Amadou and Mariam played in Ottawa, Canada, last night. The show was extremely intimate. Although they beat out many of the mainstream artists in the charts in Europe this past year, they remain fairly unknown in North America. I was able to sit at a table wih them and have a chat (in French) after the show and get their album autographed. What made the evening so special is that they are a formidable pair, and for those who don't know, they are both blind. Amadou's guitar skills are exceptional and the pair's quest to spread peace in their music is so heartwarming.
Thanks for sharing isaak. This really rocks!
I am rocking the F out!
Holla die Waldfee! Hey! This is going directly into my legs. By the way: Anyone else who finds the smilings on this cover really funny?
Must stop dancing around at my desk People are staring
Oh yeah!
Nod to Bill, that transition from TH.. the opening bars of this were very reminiscent of something from TH.. what is it I Zimbra?
Xeric wrote:
*stabs the mute button; nothing happens* Hell! My wife's computer's streaming. Dear, would you mute this? What? You LIKE this? Sheesh. Okay. I'll just go outside for a while. . . .
....so you have your computers on the roof? Must have nice climatic conditions around you. ontopic: Does anybody notice the mentioned special-guest?
On_The_Beach wrote:
Looks like somebody forgot their meds today!
... Or took too many.
Great JAM!
*stabs the mute button; nothing happens* Hell! My wife's computer's streaming. Dear, would you mute this? What? You LIKE this? Sheesh. Okay. I'll just go outside for a while. . . .
This is great. Terrific groove. I'm a fan.
Pure energy.
Thank you RP for showing me this music. I don't believe I would have found it on my own
Making such uncomplicated, carefree music, is an ability the western music world seems to have lost, more or less. Apart from the really banal sort of music, that is.
I loooooooooooooooooooove this song and the album is great. Thanks, Bill.
federico wrote:
I wonder whether is it just me who thinks that a quick tempo and african music do NOT go well together ...
Not me....
iMacomania wrote:
Looks like somebody forgot their meds today!
I don't care, I love this song. it has earned a place on my iPod.
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
again!? overplayed here ...
federico wrote:
I wonder whether is it just me who thinks that a quick tempo and african music do NOT go well together ...
Probably not just you, but I must say I disagree.
I keep meaning to buy this album, it makes me want to dance!
this is a great album!
Hey everybody...from the racks and stacks it's the best on wax... It's World Music Wednesday here at RP! Whoooohoooo. Great workday vibe, thanks.
Wow, that's in time with the beat! iMacomania wrote:
I wonder whether is it just me who thinks that a quick tempo and african music do NOT go well together ...
makes me just want to dance!
Well, that would make the blind leading the blind!!! physicsgenius wrote:
This song is OK, but I think I have to buy the album just for the cover art.
I think the translation is "Americans will go for anything with a World beat." ... I did
A & M played a great free show this summer at the fantastic Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Grant Park. Say what you like about the repetitive nature of this tune but they are a really fun act. Also for me this is really indicative of electic play of RP and the reason I keep tuning in. Keep it up!!
Amadou & Mariam have taken all the worst of western musical production and are ruining the great sounds of Mali.
This is one of the few songs that always kicks me onto a long jag of my own playlist, that goes around for several hours or more before I finally get back to RP. Today I was gone on my own for 4.5 hours. Surely there is a more clever way to put that, and I will give it some thought.
iMacomania wrote:
hey, that's actually quite pretty!
again!? overplayed here ...
...this is better than 'Senegal Fast Food'.....
This song is OK, but I think I have to buy the album just for the cover art.
25demayo wrote:
Overdoing it just a little bit aren't you?
Well, you probably be in the right! But I really can't hear it anymore! It's so terrible!!! Can't find the -10 rate!
iMacomania wrote:
Overdoing it just a little bit aren't you?
i thought they looked like a couple of people who can't see anything. pretty cool sound, though.
Every time I here the intro I think wow, some Fripp.
It's amazing the great music that is created in Africa, and we know nothing about most of it. This is a great example. I'm glad RP is so eclectic.
Amadou and Mariam played in Ottawa, Canada, last night. The show was extremely intimate. Although they beat out many of the mainstream artists in the charts in Europe this past year, they remain fairly unknown in North America. I was able to sit at a table wih them and have a chat (in French) after the show and get their album autographed. What made the evening so special is that they are a formidable pair, and for those who don't know, they are both blind. Amadou's guitar skills are exceptional and the pair's quest to spread peace in their music is so heartwarming.
Makes me wanna do a little road trippin'...
I just DLed a bunch of their stuff; they're searing hot at times.
I like the album cover! 5
that groove sounds familiar....
Aw Come On! They're not that bad. June 29th at Pritzker Pavilion W/ Seu Jorge, FREE according to The Reader.