Amadou & Mariam
14-16 July 2011
Malian musical superstars Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met while playing in the Eclipse Orchestra of the Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako, Mali. A married couple since 1980, the duo has won fans all over the world with their magical fusion of pop, blues and Malian music. Telling the story of Amadou & Mariam’s life and work together, Eclipse featured songs from across their career – and wasstaged in total darkness, making for an unforgettable sensory experience.
2-4 November 2011 at York Hall
, London, UK
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival, Amadou & Mariam, All Other Music and Because Music