Video: Amadou & Mariam 'Oh Amadou' + 'Wily Kataso' Live

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Amadou and Mariam linked up with Fader TV for a stripped-down performance of two gems from Folila — out tomorrow on Nonesuch Records. It's kind of a testament to the tunes' strength, and the duo's performance, that the songs' vibrant warmth come through in a New York office and on what looks like a frigid winter day. Watch "Oh Amadou" and "Wily Kataso" above and below, and check out our own recent behind-the-scenes with Amadou & Marian plus TV on the Radio at their music video shoot.

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(H/T Fader)

Photo by Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images.

The African Union Condemns Violence Against #EndSARS Protesters in Nigeria

The African Union Commission chairperson has (finally) condemned the deadly violence against protesters calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. However, many feel the body's declaration is a little too late.

EWN reports that the African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has "strongly condemned the violence that erupted on 20 October 2020 during protests in Lagos, Nigeria that has resulted in multiple deaths and injuries." However, Mahamat's statement did not specifically denounce the actions of the security forces' actions. This past Tuesday, protesters calling for the disbandment of the infamous and an end to police brutality, were shot at by security forces at Lekki Toll Gate. The incident occurred shortly after an abrupt 24-hour curfew had been imposed by the State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the AU has called for all involved "political and social actors to reject the use of violence and respect human rights and the rule of law" and recommended that they "privilege dialogue".
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