Mariage follows up from the 2020 debut album "Yaral Sa Doom", an album which Pitchfork described as "uniformly gorgeous and brimming with mutual pleasure", and Spectrum Culture dubbed it "pure and unadulterated joy". It is instilled with a newfound sense of purpose. Expanding upon the inspirational themes of their acclaimed 2021 debut, Yaral Sa Doom (which translates to "Educate The Young"), this long distance collaboration from musicians in Senegal and Sweden's Karl Jonas Winqvist is an even more stylistically expansive affair. Joyful children's songs collide with fuzzy guitar solos and thumping hip-hop beats. Shimmering synths lift off from the plunky percussion of the balafon and versatile sounds of the 22-string kora. Familiar voices from the first album return with more explicitly political lyrics, while the music feels both rhythmically dense and sonically weightless, flowing from one spellbinding moment to the next.