Amadou & Mariam

+ Cheick Tidiane Seck and special guest appearance by The Magic Numbers + DJ Toy Selectah

Thursday 3 December 2009 Doors 7-11pm
HMV Forum
9-17 Highgate Road
0844 847 2405

Running Order:

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.