SOFI TUKKER + Amadou & Mariam on Their Collaborative Song For “Red Hot + Free”

Teaming up for the HIV/AIDs-fighting organization, the two groups created a song full of energy and optimism

When HIV/AIDs non-profit Red Hot approached duo SOFI TUKKER about contributing a song for the Red Hot + Free album (to be released 2 July), the two musicians—Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern—decided their dream collaboration would be with the legendary Amadou & Mariam. Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind and have been making music together since the ’80s. Their genre-bending …

Amadou + Mariam: Bofou Safou

Returning with their first track since 2012, Mali-based duo Amadou + Mariam’s “Bofou Safou” is a bouncy, bright, house/disco/Afrobeat hybrid that can fill dance floors. The pair (aka Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia) are no strangers to blending styles and bending genres, and this tune does just that—and infectiously. This synth-laden song is expected to feature on their upcoming LP La Confusion.