Win An Invite To Private Amadou & Mariam Show + Be An Extra In Their Video

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Amadou & Miriam will be filming a video shoot at NYC's exclusive burlesque venue The Box with TV on the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe and Kyp Malone —who you might remember collaborated on the Malian duo's upcoming album. Okayafrica has gotten VIP access to the exclusive video shoot, and we need EXTRAS who want to come behind-the-scenes and take part in the shooting of the video.

If you'd like to attend the shoot and be in the video as part of the live audience, email Julie at and attach a photo of yourself.  You'll need to be available to be at an exclusive venue in the LES from 2pm-10pm on Monday, February 6th.  You'll also be allowed and invited to stay for the FREE concert they'll be giving after the video shoot!

ALSO, Amadou & Mariam and Tunde + Kyp will be performing a FREE INVITE ONLY concert after shooting the video in the evening. We have 30 FREE TICKETS (15 winners each with a +1) for a lucky few. All you have to do is enter the contest (below) and check your inbox on MONDAY MORNING (coming from — so don't be giving us a fake e-mail!



Julie's specifications for extras:

The set will be at a chic and exclusive cabaret venue in the LES from 2-10pm.  If you can come the entire shoot, thats great but if just for one half, that can work as well. We need quintessential, colorful, and real New Yorker characters who love culture, music, art, and letting go. As far as outward image, can be anything authentic, but please own it-- whether a young professional type, or absolute artiste, or an exotic dancer, doesn't matter -- we'd love to see you come forward as whatever it is you dress as each day or whatever best represents your persona.

The video concept deals with dissolution of facades. The artists involved share a worldliness as well as an artfulness. The shoot includes an actual live performance by Amadou and Mariam alongside Kyp Malone from TV on the Radio. There is no pay for this one but it will be an absolutely unique and powerful experience as well as an amazing party.

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