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Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali

Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali
  • Performer Amadou & Mariam
  • Title Welcome To Mali
  • Date of release 17 Oct 2008
  • Country UK & Europe
  • Style Swingbeat, Afrobeat, Soul
  • Label Because Music
  • Catalog number BEC5772410
  • Other formats CD, Album, Digipak
  • Genre Electronic / Soul - Funk / Pop
  • Size MP3 2048 mb
  • Size FLAC 1159 mb
  • Rating: 4.0
  • Votes: 545


1Compagnon De La Vie3:46
2I Follow You4:02
Featuring – K'Naan
Guitar – Keziah Jones
9Je Te Kiffe
Featuring – Juan Rozoff
11Welcome To Mali3:20
Producer – Damon Albarn
Producer – Damon Albarn
14Boula (Hidden Track)5:10
Producer – Matthieu Chedid, Patrice Renson
16Ce N'est Pas Bon
Producer – Damon Albarn


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
517673-2Amadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali ‎(CD, Album)Nonesuch, Because Music517673-2US2009
noneAmadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali ‎(CDr, Album, Promo)Because MusicnoneUK2008
517673-1Amadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali ‎(2xLP + CD, Album)Nonesuch, Because Music517673-1US2009
BEC516468Amadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali ‎(2xLP, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE)Because MusicBEC516468Europe2016
2564692786Amadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali ‎(CD, Album)Because Music2564692786Europe2008


  • Artwork [retouches by]Fouad Allaoui
  • DesignFlorian Chevillard
  • Photography – Youri Lenquette
  • ProducerLaurent Jaïs (tracks: 4 to 6, 8 to 15), Marc Antoine Moreau (tracks: 4 to 6, 8 to 15)


15b starts 6'30" into the track.

Comes as a gold CD disc in Digipak packaging.

(P)&(C)2008 Because Music


  • Barcode: 5 060107 724105
  • Matrix / Runout (Outer Centre, next to Mastering SID Code): 12/24/2008 04:08:06 PM 000419493
  • Matrix / Runout (Centre): [MPO logo x3] CA [email protected]@
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LY88
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 1284


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Because Music
  • Copyright (c) – Because Music
  • Made By – MPO
  • Manufactured By – MPO
  • Distributed By – Warner Music



First video clip from Album Welcome to MALI. Welcome to Mali is the fifth studio album by Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam. It was released on Because Music on November 17, 2008 in Europe and was released on Nonesuch Records on March 24, 2009 in the United States. In 2012 it was awarded a gold certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 75,000 copies throughout Europe. Sabali, released on 27 October 2008, was the first single from the album. The second single was Masiteladi. Album 2008 15 Songs. Welcome to Mali Amadou & Mariam. Studio 13, London, England. Studio 2000, Dakar, Egypt. Studio Moffou, Bamako, Mali. The Blind Institute Bamako. Versailles On The Roof, Route De Guarantigui Bougou Bamako. Welcome To Mali. Amadou & Mariam Format: Audio CD. Dimanche a Bamako by Amadou & Mariam Audio CD . Only 1 left in stock - order soon. Ships from and sold by Pueblo Records & Tapes. 2008 album, the follow up to the celebrated release Dimanche à Bamako, which sold more than half a million copies worldwide and won the couple numerous accolades upon it's release in 2005. Welcome to Mali features a track 'Sabali', produced by Damon Albarn, plus special guest appearances by K'naan, Keziah Jones, 'M', Toumani Diabate, Tiken Jah Fakoli and Juan Rozoff. Welcome to Mali, 03:22. Batoma, 04:15. Now playing: The Weeknd Blinding Lights. Радио Тропикано. Tears for Fears Everybody Wants To Rule the World. Радио Рекорд - 1980-е. Wham . Amadou & Mariam are a musical duo from Mali, composed of the Bamako-born couple Amadou Bagayoko guitar and vocals born 24 October 1954 and Mariam Doumbia vocals born 15 April 1958. Their album Welcome To Mali 2008 was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album. Amadou lost his vision at the age of 16, while Mariam became blind at age 5 as a consequence of untreated measles. Known as the blind couple from Mali, they met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind. Hailing from Mali, Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia first met as children at Malis Institute for the Young Blind-both lost their vision at an early age. It here that they began performing in the institutes Eclipse Orchestra. Their album Welcome To Mali 2008 was nominated for the Best Contemporary World Music Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards. Tour highlights for the duo include supporting U2 on their U2 360 Tour, performing at the 2010 World Cup for FIFAs Kick-Off Celebration and performing alongside major acts across multiple genres such as Blur, Coldplay and Pink Floyds David Gilmour, among others. Listen free to Amadou & Mariam Welcome To Mali Sabali, Ce n'est pas bon and more. 15 tracks 64:47. Backing Vocals Barry Sisters Drums Yvo AbadiGuitar, Lead Vocals Amadou BagayokoLead Vocals Mariam DoumbiaProgrammed By, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar Yao Dembele