Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion

Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion

By Adriane Pontecorvo

A euphoric swirl of nostalgic synths and warm Afropop, La Confusion is a breath of fresh air from the ever-masterful duo of Amadou & Mariam. 20 Sep 2017 // 2:30 AM

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