The great thing about this follow-up is the way it builds on that foundation without lapsing into self-consciousness.
-- Observer Music Monthly
Where Manu Chao might have smoothed off some of the rough edges during his spell as co-producer, this album positively celebrates those grungier moments.
This album is an affirmation of global connectivity and an emerging global culture that transcends and repurposes tradition as it sees fit--the sound of Mali merging with the world at large.
This is Amadou and Mariam's album, and their Africa-pop crossover success continues.
-- The Guardian
Welcome to Mali celebrates its artificiality, flaunts its illegitimacy and waggles its infidelities in your face. Amadou & Mariam have just damned authenticite to an eternity in caducite.
The follow-up (without Chao) is a more straightforward Afro-pop record, with a few exceptions.
02- Ce N'Est Pas Bon
06- Je Te Kiffe
09- Compagnon de La Vie
10- Unissons Nous
12- I Follow You (Nia Na Fin)
13- Welcome To Mali