Monday, August 6th at the Overture Center's Capitol Theater.
The dance show of the summer ;7:30 start with Tani Diakite.
Sensational Malian performers, Amadou & Mariam, will lead their 9-piece band up to Madison after a weekend at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The husband and wife team will have the Capitol Theater dance floor packed as they amaze us with a musical style gently formed and easily accessible.
To expand your horizons while remaining true to your roots is a challenge that Amadou & Mariam have risen to - and consistently met - throughout their career. Each new album has found the husband-and-wife duo from Mali boldly moving forward and breaking fresh ground, while at the same time preserving their instantly recognisable trademarks: the exquisite song craft, Amadou’s thrilling electric blues guitar and the magical interplay of their two voices, which first brought them popularity.
In recent years, Amadou and Mariam have toured with Coldplay and U2 and jammed with musical heroes David Gilmour and Johnny Marr. They’ve performed at a Nobel Peace Prize concert in honour of Barack Obama, and played at the opening ceremonies of the last two FIFA world cups. Manu Chao and Damon Albarn have lent their production skills to their records and they have worked with some of the most innovative names in contemporary rock music via Albarn’s ‘Africa Express’ and other cross-cultural projects, such as ‘L’Afrik C’est Chic’.
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