Friday, April 29, 2022 7:00PM | Merrill Auditorium
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.