The album follows the Malian outfit's debut record Music In Exile and features appearances by Elf Kid, Stealing Sheep, Lxury, and punk legend Iggy Pop.

"With 'Bamako' we just wanted to write something fun and positive about where we come from," lead singer Aliou Touré says. "So much of what people hear about Africa is negative - bad news stories about war and famine just dominate the common image of Africa. But this track is about dispelling that image by describing something everyone can relate to, going out on a Saturday night, to show that Africa isn't just what people see in the news, there's so much more to it than that."

Résistance was recorded last autumn with producer Neil Comber (M.I.A., Django Django) in London.


  1. Voter
  2. Bamako
  3. Sahara (ft. Iggy Pop)
  4. Yersi Yadda
  5. Hometown
  6. Badji
  7. Dabari
  8. Ici Bas
  9. Ir Ma Sobay
  10. Mali Nord (ft. Elf Kid)
  11. Alhakou
  12. One Colour
Résistance is release 16 June via Transgressive.