+ Cheick Tidiane Seck and special guest appearance by The Magic Numbers + DJ Toy Selectah
9-17 Highgate Road
0844 847 2405
7 pm: Doors open – tickets available on the night for £20 (£17.50 advance + bkg fee).
7 – 8.15 pm: DJ set – Toy Selectah
8.15 – 8.40 pm: Check Tidiane Seck
8.40 – 9.10 pm: Toy Selectah
9.10 – 10.40 pm: Amadou & Mariam
Following their summer triumphs supporting Blur in Hyde Park, on the main stage at Glastonbury, The Big Chill and I-Tunes Festivals – Amadou & Mariam play their last UK show of the year at the Forum in London’s swinging Kentish Town.
Come and celebrate the end of another amazing year for Malian superstars Amadou & Mariam.
Their genre busting album Welcome to Mali was hailed as their ‘big breakthrough album’ by the NME and praised by Q who said ‘you won’t find anything more authentic, genuine or ecstatic this side of Bamako.’ ****
Next month they will perform at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo to honour Peace Prize Laureate Barack Obama.
Their new track with The Magic Numbers ‘All I Believe In’ features in the new film ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’. And tonight’s show features a special guest appearance by The Magic Numbers.
New remixes of their standout track ‘Sabali’, featuring the beautiful ‘Sage x Grey’ remix by Theophilus London will be out soon on Because Music.
‘Exquisite, intergalactic Afro-pop’ Time Out
‘Amadou & Mariam are fantastic’ News of the World
‘Stands with the output of anybody on Atlantic, Motown or Stax’. Mojo
Tonight’s show also features a set by veteran keyboard maestro Cheick Tidiane Seck and DJ sets from Toy Selectah whose remix CD is launched with the new Vampire Weekend CD early next year.