A singer, MC, self-taught keyboardist, and prolific songwriter, Angie Stone’s first claim to fame was her membership in the...
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“From Bamako to Birmingham” brings together contemporary African sounds and African American roots music, featuring two of the most celebrated musical acts of these genres: the iconic Malian afro-pop duo Amadou & Mariam and the legendary gospel ensemble Blind Boys of Alabama.
For over forty years, Amadou & Mariam have joyfully combined their love story with a musical career that has made them outstanding ambassadors for African music all around the world. The Grammy Award-nominated husband and wife act has played the world’s biggest festivals from Coachella to Glastonbury, opened for rock sensations including U2 and Coldplay, and collaborated with producers such as Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorrillaz) and Manu Chao. With a career spanning over seven decades, Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized globally as living legends of gospel music. They have won five Grammy Awards, been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, and performed at the White House for three different presidents.