Events

Free today, 8.13 - Africanísimo 4! 4th Annual Outdoor Film Screening in collaboration with African Film Festival


NYC, this Friday is the 4th annual outdoor film screening in collaboration with the African Film Festival! This is a FREE event.  You don't want to miss it! Featuring live entertainment and performances by DJ Laylo spinning Afrobeat, High Life, Reggae and Asase Yaa (Ivory Coast,Guinea, Mali) beginning at 6pm. And at 8:15pm the Screening of Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love Dr Chai Vasarhelyi, Senegal/USA, 2008, 102 min. This is sure to be a great evening, so bring your blankets, your family, and yourself and enjoy. For more information check out the flyer above.

Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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