Amadou & Mariam: Eclispe, Wednesday 2, Thursday 3 & Friday 4th November 2011, 7.30pm York Hall
Produced by the Barbican, Amadou & Mariam, All Other Music and Because Music. Originally commissioned by Manchester International Festival July 2011
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" We want people to hear music as we do. To Imagine what it looks like"
Malian musical superstars Amadou & Mariam return to London for three unique performances: concerts staged entirely in the dark. York Hall in Bethnal Green will be completely blacked out allowing the audience to experience total darkness and a window into a different world of perception. It is a sensory exploration of life in Bamako and the day's events will be told through narration, sounds, music and scents as the artists share their art and world.
Married for more than 25 years, Amadou & Mariam met in the orchestra of The Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako. Since then, their magical fusion of pop, blues and Malian music has won them fans and stellar collaborators around the world. Eclipse will tell the story of Amadou & Mariam's life and work together, featuring songs from across their career including the premiere of tracks from their forthcoming album.