Events

The Fela Party @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn


Head to the Knitting Factory Brooklyn this Wednesday, August 11th for THE FELA PARTY, with:

In the back room ( tickets here):

Baba Ola Jagun and Ancestral Rhythms (with members from Fela's original band!)

Special Guest Kevin Mambo from FELA! on Broadway

The Band Droidz

Fred Thomas (From the legendary James Brown band!)

and The Ex Caminos

In the front bar (FREE):

Dhundee

OP!

DJ.AQBT

When: August 11, 8pm til real late.

Where: The Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

RSVP: Here

YEAH YEAH!

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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