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Celebrate Brooklyn!: Amadou & Mariam / Bombino

Friday, June 21, 2013

7:30 p.m.

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TD Bank Series

Amadou & Mariam's 2012 album, Folila, which featured guest spots by Santigold and TV On The Radio among others, was hailed by NME as “a great chuffing masterstroke of genre-less genre mixing,” but it also sparkled with of the Afro-blues sound that has made this blind husband and wife duo one of West Africa’s finest exports. The powerhouse young Taureg guitarist Bombino's playing unfurls with “fast, stuttery, rhythmic hammering, coiling lines inside lines;” (NY Times) he’s been called the Hendrix of the Sahara. Rolling Stone also recently called Bombino's Nomad  "The most exciting blues album of the year."

Location

The Bandshell in Prospect Park Accessible
Brooklyn
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

BRIC

Contact Number

(718) 683-5600

Contact Email

bric@bricartsmedia.org

Categories

Concerts, Festivals, Free Summer Concerts

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