Preview: Amadou & Mariam + Témé Tan @ Troxy (London, 4th November 2017)

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By now, most of the world is familiar with the inspiring story of Amadou & Mariam. The musical duo met at Mali’s Institute for Blind Youngsters and found they shared a love of music. This lead to them performing with the Institute’s Eclipse Orchestra, falling in love with each other, and getting married in 1980, before embarking on a hugely successful musical career together.

November 4th will see them perform a headline show (with support by Témé Tan) at London’s Troxy venue, thanks to Como No! It’s no surprise to see them booking such big venues after their high profile collaborations with artists like Manu Chao, Santigold and Blur’s Damon Albarn, as well as appearances at Glastonbury Festival, Africa Express and most recently, Boiler Room.

Their collaborations have evolved their style from what began as a more traditional Malian Afro-blues, to an increasingly diverse tapestry of pop, world, electronica and beyond. They are well known for their joyous, upbeat shows, so don’t miss the chance to see this iconic couple perform next month!

Photo ©: Hassan Hajjaj

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