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Video: Amadou and Mariam 'Wily Kataso (Live)'

Amadou and Mariam visit The Guardian's studios to perform "Wily Kataso," a track featured on the Oh Amadou EP as well as the upcoming Folila LP, that they describe as being about "people who visit you at home, telling stories, speaking badly of other people, wasting your time." Wily Kataso is what they call those types of people in Bambara. Watch the duo perform the track accompanied by a xylophonist above.


(via The Guardian)

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