Live Performances

From Bamako To Birmingham

Global, Live Performance, Music

From Bamako To Birmingham

featuring Amadou & Mariam and Blind Boys of Alabama


April 29, 2022 • 7:00 PM

Merrill Auditorium


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“Amadou and Mariam infuse blues riffs and melodic pop hooks into traditional Malian music, creating rich sonic tapestries that are intensely joyful while retaining the muted cool of indie rock.”

THE WASHINGTON POST

“Seeing the Blind Boys of Alabama in concert is part living history, part concert, all uplifting experience…the best moments come when the group join forces for stirring harmonies.”

THE WASHINGTON POST

While they may appear worlds apart, the music of Mali’s Amadou & Mariam and The Blind Boys of Alabama share something that is undeniable: deeply felt music of the soul that transcends cultures, nations and musical styles. For the past 40+ years, Amadou & Mariam have combined their personal love story with a global music career. One of the most revered ambassadors for Malian and African music, Amadou & Mariam’s sound is a heartwarming sonic wave of subtle and syncopated rhythms flecked with light guitar riffs and topped with lyrical melodies. The Blind Boys are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Inductees into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame and winners of five Grammys, they are known for crossing musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel to music crafted by contemporary songwriters.

SHOW TIMES

APRIL 29, 2022

MERRILL AUDITORIUM, PORTLAND

MASKS & VACCINATIONS REQUIRED

MERRILL AUDITORIUM HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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PRICES START AT: $25-$60
STUDENT DEAL: $20

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