Songhoy Blues "Barre" - A Late Show #PlayAtHome Performance

Birt 15 feb 2021
We're thrilled to welcome Songhoy Blues, performing "Barre" (Songhai for change), from their critically-acclaimed album "Optimisme" available everywhere now: Follow them at songhoyblues.
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  • Wow

  • sweet sound

  • This band rocks!

  • Need to see them again on a festival stage on a warm sunny evening. 5 years is way too long.

  • Jadore. Cest comme Youssou, mais sans l'Ego

  • 😎

  • The US needs to start investing in culture. This country is a mixture yet rejects so much of the world. Who can be at home, when they're told to reject anything that isn't controlled through a historical lense of racism and bigotry. We need performances from Asian communities desperately right now too. The violent attacks from Trump supporters is horrific. Every culture that has been looked down on needs platforms like this. Also FREAKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! Loved the music not just how incredibly important it is.

  • Absolutely fantastic

  • Greetings from Timbuktu.

  • brilliant

  • YES! I love these guys so much. Icons, heroes, and skilled musicians.

  • This is so great!

  • Loveeeee❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Sorprendente, gracias.

  • Great music 🎶!!!!?

  • But what about the impeachment, I waiting to be told what to think 🤔

  • Awesomeness 🎸🎶

  • I remember seeing a doc about them at SXSW one year then going to see them perform after. An incredible performance and band. So glad to see them again and especially on an outlet like this where more people can be exposed to them and their music. The documentary is called They Will Have to Kill Us First for anyone who might be interested in checking it out and knowing more about these guys

  • OMG, that pink guitar !!! Where can I get one ?! Also, that is the coolest set for a concert ever.

  • Wuuuuuuuut

  • All talkshows should do this. Amazing music 😁👏🏽

  • Mali is home to so much great music.

  • Fantastic West-African rock band! Absolutely in the spirit of Ofege (from the '70s), refreshing!

  • Awesome - great band!

  • Hello from Greece! Really nice! Thanks for posting.

  • Feels like a modern chilli peppers, love the instrumental

  • I enjoyed the video, Thank you! I am subbed here, and you all might like my content also! For fun streams and recordings on interesting and fun games (AND MORE!)

  • So cool that a group from Mali is on The Late Show, sharing this music! Particularly enjoyed the glimpses of the neighbors behind the wall.

    • ikr??, *LoLoL!!* 😄so much fun to see people from other places around the world!👍🌍🙋🏾‍♀️

    • Thanks for the comment...


  • This is awesome!!! More please!!!

  • No Trump no ratings Stephan. Lolol go kiss the NZ prime minister ass you might get some people to watch.

  • It’s amazing what a good band can do with a simple four chord progression and leave one repeating that song over and over and over in your head. I both love and and hate when that happens because I watched this video yesterday and still today a can’t get this song out of my head. Sometimes greatness comes from the most unexpected times and places. I loved the people on the far left who are going about their daily lives in the background. Now I want to know the true meaning of the songs lyrics.... I can’t get it out of my head!

  • Oh yeah! I forgot they were off this week... aw...

  • Sick solos!! \m/


  • wow those lyrics, so deep.

  • Cheers to Steve, Eve and all who allowed me to listen.

  • Holy cow... what did I just hear? More! More! More!

  • Love it!

  • Respect!

  • Amazing!

  • Trump was not impeached

  • Wow!! They are great. Loved it.

  • These guys are Soooo good!

  • Hey guys I have a friend here in Marietta Ohio. he loves cars and he's into BMX. His name Devon Ours. He just went through a huge tragedy and he had to have brain surgery. I will put you a link to a news article . Also put a link to his Instagram his GoFundMe and the sheriffs article. look it over and share it .he needs all the help he can get .he's just a young kid and he is one of the nicest guy I've ever met. He is very funny very entertaining and very talented . This is a horrible tragedy. all I'm asking you is just please share it.

  • I had no idea who these guys were and almost passed this up. But from the first moments of music I found myself thumping to this most excellent beat and I am listening to it for the third time on a different video with translation subtitles. Once this pandemic is a thing of memory, get these guys on the show! Now I'm off to explore more of their music.

  • I like how the lead guitarist can instantly make his guitar change colors.

    • @Seth Lockard The color difference shows up less on the white guitar which goes a mauve shade when the orange goes red.

    • Right! Orange then red. This is color differences in cameras

  • Awesome!

  • Smokin hot band! You guys need to come to the US after this pandemic is over.

  • Sahara Blues never fails to impress

  • Fantastic sound. Bravo!

  • They have this dignified stance and then out comes kick ass Rock.

  • 👏🏻👏🏻💓🎶🔥🔥🔥

  • They're way better than Britney Spears or any of the other junk they push over here in America great you guys

    • @Robert Redzich BOO hoo

    • How about they're just different. They're great, yeah I agree. How does Britney Spears even enter the conversation. Tolerance and diversity, try it.

  • Wow they are good

  • Great Set! I love that TLSwSC showcase different genre of acts other than Pop.

  • Love this! Just the vibe I need today.

  • I like it! It reminds me a bit of Amadou & Miriam, an amazing duo also from Mali.

    • I actually came back! to say THANKS for the recommendation! both the group and duo are new for me and I adore their sounds. my 83 [at the time] year old mom actually made it to the motherland with a group of her friends. and yeah, even though I grew up seeing photos of her on her amazing world travels abroad [long before she was ever married or had us kids], I admit it had me nervous. her with my other elder 'mothers,' traveling *ANYWHERE,* so far away in their super-golden years. but they were just fine, touring around with their larger group and tour guides. anyway, they went there, and before that holiday, South America - and from its west coast [I forgot which port, exactly] they took a cruise to Bali, omg..and I do admire them all so much..and I still have yet to go to any of those places, myself...but the music is what helps..and the *music* from Mali is just so beautiful, incredibly comforting - and can't wait to visit + several other African nations.👍 so, *thank you* so much for introducing me to the beautiful lyrical stylings & compositions of *Amadou & Miriam,* I just💖it and am now a new subscriber of their channel!🌺🙋🏾‍♀️

    • I love them!

  • Remember seeing this band before in Echo Park in Los Angeles. They were great!

  • Great instrumentals

    • Pleasantly surprised to see this, but I already know Stephen has great taste in music!!!

  • Excellent and accomplished musicians 🎼 🎶 🎵 I throughly enjoyed this! 🎤🎧❤️🎸

  • Wow! Really good!

  • Awesome 👍

  • Fantastique!!! Love it to the max!! Hope to see you live in Oregon-Peace

  • One doesn’t experience self-transcendence, the illusion of self only dissipates🔻

  • Cool......glad I clicked. thanx

  • good

  • Merci!

  • I'm liking Listening. Can you provide words?

    • @Songhoy Blues Thank you. This is awesome!


  • Solid 🤘

  • Thank you very much!

  • One of the best musical discoveries of my last 6 months.

    • Awesome West-African rock! In the spirit of Ofege (from the '70s) 😎

  • I had no idea what to expect, but wow! This is really cool~

  • Songhoy Blues absolutely rules!

    • I agree, I first of their music on BBC Radio, then on French news channels.

  • Magnifique!👌🏽

  • Amazing I love

  • Oh man. No Colbert this week! 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    • @Jeanette Schock my cult? Didnt know I was in one. I just dont like haters like Stephen Colbert. I dont pay attention to anyone else. I use to love him! Until he became obsessed with Trump! I dont like Trumps personality either, but Stephen went way overboard. His hate for Trump went past comedy and he used his show to show it. Disgusting and unnecessary.

    • @Jilly Bean there's help to get out of your Q cult. Pog Mon hon

    • He has to save face with all his hate talk about trump, and over the top mocking rhetoric. I have been looking forward to seeing him tonight. It's ok Stephen dont be embarrassed now, you have been embarrassing yourself for months with your hate obsession of Trump. Just apologize and we can move on

    • Sad panda.


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