The Diaspora through Music: Trans-Atlantic Collaborations and Hip Hop:
Nas (USA) and Damien Maley (Jamiaca) remix the his song “Sabali” by Amadou and Mariam from Mali in a very eclectic video fused with socially conscious rhymes. The ‘blind duo from Mali’ as they are generally referred to have a very unique musical appeal when it comes to Afro-blues. Other artists who have remixed their songs is Wale, K’naan and Mokobe to name a few. And we shall be bring you all these colaborations in our series “The Diaspora through Music: Trans-Atlantic Collaborations and Hip Hop”
“Sabali" was placed 15 on Pitchfork Media’s Top 100 Best Tracks of 2008.
Part Translation of Sabali:
We came to have fun with music The world is a place of amusement We have a good time doing that. Audience! Patience! Patience is worth everything! Patience! Patience is good. If you love someone, patience is worth everything If you love a man, patience is worth everything If you love a woman, patience is worth everything Patience, patience, patience is good.