Amadou & Mariam
are a musical
duo from Mali
, composed of the couple Amadou Bagayoko
(guitar and vocals) (born in Bamako 24 October 1954) and Mariam Doumbia
(vocals) (born in Mali's capital Bamako
15 April 1958). The pair, known as "the blind couple from Mali" met at Mali's Institute for the Young Blind, and found they shared an interest in music.