Amadou & Mariam

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Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre in arrangement with Bluesfest Touring

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Together with Bluesfest Touring, we’re pleased to announced that Amadou & Mariam has been rescheduled to Tuesday 6 April 2021.

The teams have been hard at work along with artist management to ensure there will be a future for international touring in Australia in 2021, and with the space of a good 10 to 12 months we can be confident – we will dance again!

Your current tickets are still valid and we ask you to please hold on to them as we will not be reissuing tickets for this concert. If you can no longer make it, please let our Ticketing Services Team know within 30 days by calling 03 9699 3333 during business hours or email boxoffice@melbournerecital.com.au to have your ticket refunded.

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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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