This is a sensational double bill where the great ambassadors of Malian music Amadou & Mariam join forces with the Blind Boys of Alabama, the living legends of gospel music. Amadou & Mariam have released a string of great albums, working with producers like Manu Chao and Damon Albarn to create joyous music that inspires great live shows, festival stages and wild remixes. It was on a festival bill that they first met the Blind Boys of Alabama and forged a friendship that has led to a worldwide tour together. The Blind Boys have won multiple Grammy awards with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favourites to contemporary spiritual material by songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits.
Amadou & Mariam
A duo from Mali who have had success in their homeland since the late eighties, and are now also finding recognition elsewhere. '...the fizziest Afro-pop blues ever bottled'- The Observer. Married for more than 25 years, Amadou & Mariam met in the orchestra of The Institute For The Young Blind in Bamako. Since then, their magical fusion of pop, blues and Malian music has won them fans and stellar collaborators around the world.
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Blind Boys Of Alabama
Founded by Clarence Fountain in 1939, the Blind Boys Of Alabama have been producing their own inimitable funky blues sound for over 60 years.
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Royal Festival Hall
- Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
- South Bank
- SE1 8XX