Having recently appeared at Africa Express and Africa Now, Amadou & Mariam have announced a headline show at London’s Koko on Wednesday 25th February 2009. This follows the release of their highly anticipated new album, ‘Welcome to Mali,’ released through Because on 17th November. They have also been confirmed to appear on the Culture Show (BBC2) on Thursday 20th November.
Tickets for the Koko show are priced £17.50 in advance and are available from the Koko Ticketline: 0870 1451115 or online: link
‘Welcome To Mali” features Damon Albarn as guest producer on the opening track and first single ‘Sabali’, plus special guest appearances by Keziah Jones, ‘M’, Tiken Jah Fakoli, Toumani Diabate and Juan Rozoff. The album was recorded over the past twelve months in Bamako, Dakar, Paris and London and was produced by their long-time manager and artistic director Marc-Antoine Moreau and Lauren Jais who, together with Manu Chao, were co-producers of ‘Dimanche à Bamako’ (‘Sunday in Bamako’), one of the best selling albums ever to come out of Africa.