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Amadou & Mariam Perform at DailyCandy

Amadou & Mariam Perform at DailyCandy

The duo sings "Cherie" from their new album

A few weeks ago, we introduced you to a fake band who lip-synched about Twitter trends while playing video game controllers and cowbells.

To make up for our April Fools’ shenanigans, we bring you a truly special (and real) On the Couch performance by Amadou & Mariam, a blind husband-and-wife duo from Mali.

In the back of our office, they play “Cherie” from their new album, Folila, out yesterday. We are moved by their sound in person, and the album, featuring collaborations with Santigold, TV on the Radio, and Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is just as incredible.

This is the first time the French-speaking pair, who now resides half the time in Paris and the rest in Mali, have performed the song in the United States.

And unlike “I’m Trending,” by @#, we hope it’s not the last.

Folila is available online at amazon.com, $12. Want to keep listening? Check out our videos with Freelance Whales, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, Karen Elson, and Christina Courtin