Amadou et Mariam Quotes
Dimanche a Bamako has met with a lot of success. Everywhere we go, people love this record, in , in , in , in . Even here. Everyone loves this record.
We met for the first time in 1975. I was a musician. So was she. She wanted to become a professional. I was already a professional. So that was all we talked about in the beginning. The very first time we played together, Mariam and I, was in 1976 in a hall called Salle des Ancients Combattants. It was on the 20th of January, in Bamako . It went very well. In fact it was a big success. So we continued to play with the Institute Band, a band of blind people. We were married in 1980, and then began to play as a couple, Mariam and I. We traveled around .
From the very beginning, we just played our own music. The music that was original to us, from our side.
Yes, our son is a rapper, and he did bring a political piece to us. It addresses the politicians, to tell them that they should approach politics with honesty. The message is to abandon bad-style politics and corruption. If you want to be in politics, you should try to do it well, with integrity.
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