14-16 July 2011
New Century Hall, Manchester
2-4 November 2011 at York Hall, London, UK
Amadou & Mariam performed with the Beating Wing Orchestra at MIF09
Malian musical superstars Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia met while playing in the Eclipse Orchestra of the Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako, Mali. A married couple since 1980, the duo has won fans all over the world with their magical fusion of pop, blues and Malian music. Telling the story of Amadou & Mariam’s life and work together, Eclipse featured songs from across their career – and was staged in total darkness, making for an unforgettable sensory experience.
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival, Amadou & Mariam, All Other Music and Because Music.