Amadou and Mariam

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Amadou and Mariam; the Blind Boys of Alabama review – soulful energy
Sets by the Malian husband and wife and a group dating back to the 30s featured fine harmonising and inspired guitar solos

Robin Denselow

14, Jul, 2019 @2:23 PM

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Culture highlights: what to see this week in the UK
From the return of Bananarama to a new play by the writer of Doctor Foster, here is our pick of the best films, concerts, exhibitions, theatre and dance over the next seven days

Steve Rose, Michael Cragg, Andrew Clements, Jonathan Jones, Lyn Gardner and Judith Mackrell

04, Nov, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Amadou and Mariam: La Confusion review – distinctive new songs on patchily good release

Robin Denselow

21, Sep, 2017 @5:15 PM

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Les Amazones d’Afrique: République Amazone review – voice of all-female collective gets lost in the mix

Robin Denselow

09, Mar, 2017 @6:00 PM

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‘The album is a love letter to men’: meet feminist supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique
A collective of female stars including Angélique Kidjo, Mariam Doumbia and Nneka is singing out against gender inequality in west Africa over a soundtrack of funk, blues and dub

Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff

20, Feb, 2017 @3:53 PM

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Sunn O))); Atomic Bomb! review – cacophony in the key of ))) major
The Seattle noise merchants cover Meltdown in dry ice and primal frequencies, while David Byrne and co celebrate cult songsmith William Onyeabor

Kitty Empire

23, Aug, 2015 @7:00 AM

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From The Beatles to Bieber, how pop stars have saved the world
Ahead of Cop21 and the SDGs, boy band One Direction have launched a humanitarian campaign. How have other pop stars contributed to development throughout the ages?

Naomi Larsson

09, Jul, 2015 @3:34 PM

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Social media rallies behind west African alternative to Band Aid 30
After an outpouring of criticism for Bob Geldof’s response to Ebola, Twitter shows its support for a different charity single with a practical message

Maeve Shearlaw

20, Nov, 2014 @2:04 PM

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Eclipse: Amadou and Mariam – review
The Mali duo play in total darkness in a show which is part avant garde theatre piece, part beginner's guide to their career, writes Alex Needham

Alex Needham

13, Jan, 2014 @1:14 AM

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A week in Mali with Africa Express – Olugbenga Adelekan's diary

Metronomy's Olugbenga Adelekan and this diary of his week in Mali recording an album with the likes of Damon Albarn and Brian Eno, and local musicians

18, Oct, 2013 @3:17 PM

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Music is vital to political struggle across Africa – not just in Mali | Ian Birrell
Ian Birrell: Banning music in Mali is outrageous, not least because it's crucial to the country's wellbeing

Ian Birrell

27, Jan, 2013 @12:07 AM

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Fatoumata Diawara gathers Malian supergroup to record peace song

Group calling themselves Voices United for Mali, featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré, Bassekou Kouyaté, Vieux Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté and many others, release song called Peace in response to country's troubles

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

18, Jan, 2013 @11:58 AM

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