Amadou & Mariam

Amadou & Mariam

 
Amadou & Mariam

Thursday, July 11, 7:30pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Amadou and Mariam
Music of Mali Series: The Soul of Africa  

Amadou & Mariam

Amadou & Mariam, the famed “blind couple from Mali,” will fire up Davies Symphony Hall with their grooving mix of Malian pop and Hendrix-flavored blues-rock. The Bamako-born husband and wife met at while students at Mali’s Institute for the Young Blind, and found a shared interest in music and performing. Since that momentous meeting, the couple has risen through the African and European music scenes to become one of the hottest world music acts today, sharing the stage with artists including Coldplay, U2, Alicia Keys and Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour. Their latest Nonesuch album, Folila, features collaborations with Damon Albarn, TV On The Radio and Santigold.

Artist Personnel

AMADOU & MARIAM
Amadou Bagayoko guitar, lead vocals
Mariam Doumbia lead vocals
Charles-Frederik Avot keyboards
Yao Dembele bass
Yvo Abadi drums
Boubacar Dembele percussion

"It's Amadou & Mariam's spine-tingling harmonies that make the music soar. " — Spin
"Amadou and Mariam turned the audience into a gyrating rave with chorus after chorus of blues-like call and response. " — JazzTimes