Middle-aged, blind and now world stars
Sunday January 8, 2006
An album by a middle-aged blind couple from Mali, which was picked by The Observer Music Monthly as one of last year's top 20, has been nominated for two BBC World Music Awards and a Grammy in the US.
Described as 'rock from Africa', Dimanche à Bamako, by Amadou and Mariam, is an infectious combination of African and Western influences which has already sold half a million copies worldwide.
Amadou, 51, said: 'Being blind, we are just happy making music.' The couple will be in the UK next month as part of the African Soul Rebels tour.
You can find the article here.