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Angolan-Born Singer Miss Tati's Smooth 'Shakedown'

Angolan/Portuguese, Norway-based musician Miss Tati releases crips black-and-white visuals for "Shakedown."


In a new song and accompanying video for "Shakedown," Angolan-born, Norway-based singer Miss Tati delivers an engaging piece of song and dance. Tati, who began her career as a back-up singer, notes Bilal and Lauryn Hill as some of her influences and "Shakedown" evokes the same smooth soundscape of those two. The crisp & shadowy black-and-white visuals see Tati, clad in a wide-brimmed hat, dancing to bouncy percussion and fuzzy electronics as she almost dictates her own moves, "Shake it/When you shake it/You know how to move your body." Watch the Jonas Boström-directed video for "Shakedown" below and keep posted for more from Miss Tati, "Norway's funky soulmistress."

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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