An Encounter with Amadou & Mariam

Posted by The G on August 5, 2012 under Encounters with G | Comments are off for this article

Photo courtesy of Amadou & Miriam’s translator.

Amadou and Miriam and Geoffrey Dicker

Amadou and Miriam and Geoffrey Dicker

The blind duo from Mali, Amadou and Miriam were in New York to play to an extremely crowded free concert at Summer Stage in Central Park on August 4, 2012.  I was fortunate to meet them backstage once the show was over.  Although the band is huge all over the world, this experience was my first exposure to their music.  Obviously I’ve been asleep as Amadou and Miriam have collaborated or toured with the likes of Blur, Coldplay, U2 and Scissor Sisters, who are some of my favorites.  Well the situation is remedied now and if this your first exposure to Amadou and Miriam, you can check out their music on their official site!  Thanks again Amadou and Miriam!

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