SOLD OUT: Amadou & Mariam with DJ Paper Sleeves
Thirty-five years after first hearing each other at the Institute for Young Blind in Bamako, Mali, and eight years after their Manu Chao-produced album Dimanche à Bamako thrust them into the global limelight with its sunny charm and irresistible grooves, Amadou & Mariam and their band are finally appearing in Minneapolis to give a rare, small club performance at The Cedar, copresented with the Walker Art Center, and Sue McLean and Associates.
Over the course of the last several years, Amadou & Mariam’s music has become increasingly expansive, no doubt hastened by their collaborations with Gorillaz front man Damon Albarn on their album Welcome To Mali, and stadium tours opening for Coldplay and U2. Yet they remain unmistakably anchored by, and true to their roots in West African blues-rock. The duo's new album Folila (March 27, Nonesuch Records) epitomizes their embrace of collaboration, with contributions by Santigold, TV on the Radio, Nick Zinner, Theophilus London, Bassekou Kouyate, and others helping to guide the couple on the next leg of their musical odyssey together. To Amadou & Mariam, let's just say Welcome to Minnesota, and here's to celebrating Mardi à Minneapolis!
There will be a short opening set by DJ PAPER SLEEVES (aka Danny Sigelman).
The Cedar is now air-conditioned for your year-round comfort!
Tickets are SOLD OUT.
This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Minnesota State Arts Board, through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota.