If you haven’t gotten your tickets to see Amadou & Mariam at The Birchmere yet, there is still time! The Malian husband and wife duo will perform tracks from their world acclaimed albums; “Dimanche a Bamako”, “Journees maliennes” and “Welcome to Mali” on June 10th.
Amadou and Mariam met and fell in love thirty years ago, at Bamako’s Institute for the Young Blind . Their story is a Malian Cinderella story, with Manu Chao as the fairy godmother, proving that love and music can truly change one’s life. The former Mano Negra frontman fell in love with their music and produced album for Universal music, “Dimanche a Bamako” in 2003. After a-25 year musical career in west Africa, they broke onto the international scene with their single “Je pense a toi”, a moving song with captured the heart of audiences in France and around the world. “Dimanche à Bamako” won important critical recognition, scooping the trophy for ‘best world album of the year’ at the Victoires de la Musique Awards on 5 March 2005. Today, they continue to work with the biggest names in music, like Damon Albarn former frontman of Blur, perform to sold out crowds around the world and open concerts for the biggest international groups like Coldplay.
Don’t miss their concert at The Birchmere. The “Blind Couple from Mali” is truly amazing life, spreading their love of life through infectious African beats, beautiful lyrics and the moving voice of Miriam.