Amadou Bagayoko

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Birthday
24, 1954
Birthplace
Bamako, Mali
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
24, 1954 (age 63)
Birthplace
Bamako, Mali

About

Guitarist and singer who's best known as a member of the musical duo Amadou & Mariam. His album Welcome To Mali was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards.

Before Fame

He used to play guitar in the West African band Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako from 1974 to 1980.

Trivia

They opened shows for Coldplay, The Scissor Sisters, and Blur.

Family Life

He married Mariam Doumbia in 1980. They began playing together in 1983.

Associated With

He released collaboration singles with Manu Chao and Bertrand Cantat.