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Amadou & Mariam: review

Festival Pavilion
07 July 2009

The Beating Wing Orchestra (Shaw & Shaw)

Amadou & Mariam and the Beating Wing Orchestra's collaboration at the Manchester International Festival was "amazing", according to reviewer B.

The Malian duo performed a selection of their best known songs with the Manchester orchestra, which is made up of refugees and members with other migrant backgrounds.

B is MC with Manchester's Educated Thugz, an act who also have members from around the world.

He left the show with what was described as "a massive smile" on his face and was full of praise for both sets of performers.

"They were amazing, all of them in harmony together - and collaborating with those Malian superstars, that's just a blessing in itself."

Listen to B's full review on BBC Radio Manchester by clicking on the player.




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