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Video: The Many Incarnations of Amadou & Mariam's 'Sabali'


Amadou & Mariam practice 'patience' as their song, "Sabali," produced and co-written by Damon Albarn (above), is sampled and remixed by countless other musicians (youtube it, we dare you). Artists including Miike Snow, Paul Epworth and the collabo of Nas and Damian Marley have all drawn inspiration from the Malian duo - which begs the question: is there a better song in all the world? Or if that assertion makes you uncomfortable then we ask: is there a better song in the world to listen to today? Mali's Independence Day? The answer is "no." Bye bye.

Watch a clip of the making of the song with Amadou, Mariam and Damon Albarn above. Take a listen to some versions of "Sabali" below:


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Kenyan Court Interdicts President Uhuru Kenyatta's Move To Change The Constitution

President Uhuru Kenyatta has reportedly been blocked from altering Kenya's Constitution as his second five year term nears an end. The attempt has been viewed as a power move to stagger Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential plans.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been halted from enacting a complete overturn of the country's constitution. Deemed an unconstitutional move, the High Court of Kenya reportedly blocked the President this past Thursday in parliament, during a gathering where the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) review took place. The referendum proposes the largest government structural changes since Kenya adopted a new constitution in 2010. Kenyatta reportedly bypassed the provision reserved for the inclusion of citizens in the decision to pass BBI as official law, making the process illegitimate.

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