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.


Reviews for Away From the Light of Day


Away From the Light of Day

Inspiring autobiography of Amadou and Mariam and their early years in Mali.

‘Amadou and Mariam are set to become a phenomenon.’ – The Times


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