Label: Because Music - none • Format: CDr Album, Promo • Country: UK • Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Blues, Pop • Style: Swingbeat, Afrobeat, Soul
Amadou lost his vision at the age of 16, while Mariam became blind at age 5 as a consequence of untreated measles. In the couple married and by they began to play together while Amadou continued Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali successful solo career and ran the blind institute's music programme. Amadou is a fan of Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. The duo's early recordings in the s and s featured sparse arrangements of guitar and voice.
In combination these elements Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali been called " Afro-blues ". By the couple had made a name for themselves playing Malian blues. They embarked on a tour of Burkina Faso. During this time they met Stevie Wonderand the duo started playing at festivals around the world. In they released their first album recorded outside of Africa, Sou Ni Tile. The song topped the German charts in June They went on to play major festivals in the US including Coachella and Lollapalooza.
This was also their first encounter with Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters. Also in thethey became Zeitz Foundation Ambassadors for Culture Art ; they help raise awareness and shape activities in their respective Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali . They performed live at the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.
In July, they performed their first concerts in the dark, Eclipsewhich were commissioned by the Manchester International Festival. They went on to stage these shows in London in Novemberand in Paris in January Inthey also became ambassadors for the World Food Programme. Their eighth album Folila was released 203 Random Act - ezgirl - The L Word: The Second Season Sessions - Original Score 2 April The track featuring guest appearance of Santigold, was hailed by the NME as "a chuffing great masterstroke of genre-less genre mixing".
On 22 September they released their album La Confusion to mixed reviews. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Sierra Leonean footballer, see Amadou Bakayoko.
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