Dimanche à Bamako

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Dimanche à Bamako
Studio album by Amadou & Mariam
Released 2 August 2005 (US)[1]
Genre African Blues, Afrobeat
Length 56:43
Label Because Music (Europe)
Nonesuch Records (US)
Producer Manu Chao
Amadou & Mariam chronology
Wati
(2003)
Dimanche à Bamako
(2005)
Welcome to Mali
(2008)
Music sample

Dimanche à 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.

Background[edit]

French singer Manu Chao heard Amadou & Mariam's music on the radio and decided that he wanted to work with them.[2]

Reception[edit]

In a review for Allmusic, Chris Nickson gave the album a star rating of four out of five.[3] Joe Tangari of Pitchfork Media gave the album a rating of 8 out of 10 and said that "it would be a crime if it didn't rocket Amadou & Mariam straight to stardom."[4] Spin named the album the 33rd best album released in 2005.[5] Mojo's David Hutcheon gave the album a rating of four stars out of five.[6]

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.

Observer Music Monthly listed it as the 39th best album of the 2000s.[7]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "M'Bifé" (Mariam Doumbia, Manu Chao) — 2:11
  2. "M'Bifé Balafon" (Manu Chao) — 1:58
  3. "Coulibaly" (Amadou Bagayoko) — 3:18
  4. "La Réalité" (Bagayoko) — 3:32
  5. "Sénégal Fast Food" (Bagayoko, Chao, Doumbia) — 4:19
  6. "Artistiya" (Doumbia) — 3:11
  7. "La Fête au Village" (Bagayoko) — 4:11
  8. "Camions Sauvages" (Bagayoko, Chao, Doumbia) — 4:08
  9. "Beaux Dimanches" (Bagayoko) — 3:31
  10. "La Paix" (Bagayoko) — 4:19
  11. "Djanfa" (Bagayoko, Chao, Doumbia) — 4:13
  12. "Taxi Bamako" (Chao) — 3:44
  13. "Politic Amagni" (Bagayoko, Chao, Ousmane Cissé, Tiemoko Traoré) — 4:56
  14. "Gnidjougouya" (Doumbia) — 3:45
  15. "M'Bifé Blues" (Chao, Doumbia) — 5:21

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album
Chart Peak
position
Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) 70[9]
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) 14[10]
Dutch Albums Chart 93[11]
French Albums Chart 2[12]
Swedish Albums Chart 28[13]
Swiss Albums Chart 39[14]
Singles
Year Title Chart peak positions
BEL
[10]
FRA
[12]
SWI
[14]
2005 "La Réalité" 73
"Sénégal Fast Food" 30 28
"Beaux Dimanches" 48
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ PVV (6 August 2005), "Reviews", Billboard (Nielsen Company) 117 (32): 39, ISSN 0006-2510 
  2. ^ Ramaswamy, Chitra (22 February 2009), "Interview: Amadou and Mariam — Hot in the shades", Scotland on Sunday (Johnston Press), retrieved 3 August 2010 
  3. ^ Nickson, Chris, "Dimanche a Bamako > Review", Allmusic (Rovi Corporation), retrieved 3 August 2010 
  4. ^ Tangari, Joe (29 September 2005), "Album Reviews: Amadou & Mariam: Dimanche à Bamako", Pitchfork Media (Pitchfork Media Inc.), retrieved 3 August 2010 
  5. ^ "40 Best Albums of 2005", Spin (Spin Media LLC) 22 (1), January 2006: 61, ISSN 0886-3032 
  6. ^ Hutcheon, David (August 2005), "Filter Albums — Amadou & Mariam", Mojo (Bauer Media Group) (141): 104 
  7. ^ "OMM's Top 50 Albums of the Decade". Observer Music Monthly. 21 November 2009. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "Dimanche a Bamako > Credits", Allmusic (Rovi Corporation), retrieved 3 August 2010 
  9. ^ "Amadou & Mariam — Dimanche À Bamako (Album)", ultratop.be (in Dutch) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010 
  10. ^ a b "Amadou & Mariam — Dimanche À Bamako (Album)", ultratop.be (in French) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010 
  11. ^ "Amadou & Mariam — Dimanche À Bamako (Album)", dutchcharts.nl (in Dutch) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010 
  12. ^ a b "Amadou & Mariam — Sénégal Fast Food (Chanson)", lescharts.com (in French) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010 
  13. ^ "Amadou & Mariam — Sénégal Fast Food (Chanson)", swedishcharts.com (in Swedish) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010 
  14. ^ a b "Amadou & Mariam — Dimanche À Bamako (Album)", hitparade.ch (in German) (Hung Medien), retrieved 21 August 2010