Amadou and Mariam


Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia  met at an institute for young blind people in Bamako, Mali, and fell in love both musically and romantically. Following several years of performing and releasing cassettes in the their native West Africa, they went on to become stars of the international stage with a string of best selling albums including Dimanche à Bamako and Welcome to Mali. Their album 1990-1995: The Best of the African Years is a compilation of the music they recorded in Abidjan in the early years of their career.


  • Away From the Light of Day Launch
    A short clip from the launch of Amadou and Mariam's autobiography at Europe's biggest bookshop, Waterstones Piccadilly in London (1:11)


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