Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Amadou & Mariam with Blind Boys of Alabama

(Mali / USA)

Mali's musical ambassadors have joined forces with the legends of US gospel in this sensational double-bill. 

Since they formed in the '80s, Amadou & Mariam have released a succession of well-received albums, working with the likes of Manu Chao and Blur's Damon Albarn. The couple, who both lost their sight while young, first met Blind Boys of Alabama on a festival bill, forging a firm friendship that has led to this world tour. 

The US quartet has won multiple Grammy Awards with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel to contemporary spiritual material bysongwriters such as Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits.

Contemporary Music
Thu 21 May, 8pm
£20, £25, £30, Festival Standby £10