Cancelled: Amadou & Mariam

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Touring


Concert Cancellation Notification

Due to international travel restrictions, we regret to advise Amadou & Mariam on Tuesday 6 April 2021 has been cancelled.

Melbourne Recital Centre cares deeply about the health and safety of its audiences, artists and staff. We acknowledge that the suspension of normal operations in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a difficult but essential action for the health of the Victorian public. We are committed to supporting our staff during this time and difficult circumstances. We thank our community for its support during this challenging time.

All ticket holders are entitled to a full refund via their original point of purchase. We are currently in the process of arranging refunds.

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Event details

For decades Amadou & Mariam has been celebrated as one of the most famous ambassadors for Malian and African music around the world – a golden status that the band carries with brio and playfully challenges with each new album.

Amadou & Mariam has collaborated with everyone from Damon Albarn of Blur to Manu Chao. Featured on the duo’s youthful and lively songs are a diversity of innovative and emerging pop artists from Santigold to TV On The Radio and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Remixes by Yuksek, Henrik Schwarz, Miike Snow and Ashley Beedle are further proof of the band’s acclaim, underlining the intrinsically danceable quality of its songs.

Amadou & Mariam has played the world’s biggest festivals, from Coachella to Glastonbury, and opened for bands such as Coldplay and the Scissor Sisters. Along the way, it has inspired many artists to mix Afro and electro sounds, such as MHD, DJ Mujava, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Four Tet and Jamie xx.

By enriching its Afro-pop with new influences and by introducing the world to the richness and subtleties of African music, the duo has brought African music to the charts and to the dance floor.

‘Shimmering Afro-pop that urges hope and offers uplift.’ Pitchfork


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