Interview avec Amadou et Mariam
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Interview avec Amadou et Mariam


Interview avec Amadou et Mariam

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In the series Africultures, a short interview with world-renowned recording artists, Amadou et Mariam. This short interview will be perfect for a first year French class learning to express preferences with the verb aimer. It is also a useful text for exposure to Francophone music, notably from Mali.
Material Type: Presentation
Technical Format: Audio
Date Added to MERLOT: October 16, 2012
Date Modified in MERLOT: March 23, 2014
Submitter: Laura Franklin
Keywords: Mali


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
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Language: Bambara, English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: unsure
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Avatar for Patricia Cummins
44 weeks ago

Patricia Cummins (Faculty)

This website starts with an interview in which two Malian singers, Amadou and Mariam, are shown and they both talk and sing.  I did not not enjoy listening to their conversation so much as I did enjoy clicking on "more" which took me to a page where I could both watch them AND have access to other music that I could click on in the right hand column.  


I especially liked Amadou and Mariam's full album "Dimanche a Bamako" -- a concert they gave in the Malian capital.  There were other songs and interviews with the two of them, as well as other interviews and other Malian singers.  What we do not have is a pedagogical guide or overview.  When using this with my college students, I would either assign them to look for background information OR, for lower-level students, I would need to prepare pedagogical sheets of my own.  The songs Amadou and Mariam sing are primarily in French, but some are in Bambara.  


It is possible to enjoy the music at any level of French.  However, understanding what is heard requires teacher preparation at any level.

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