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Andrew Bird + Amadou & Mariam

Artist: Andrew Bird + Amadou & Mariam

Member Pre-Sale Price: $63
Public Price: $68
Member Full Price: $66

Gates Open at 5:15 pm
Show starts at 6:30 pm

 

ABOUT ANDREW BIRD

Internationally acclaimed, Grammy-nominated multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, whistler, and songwriter Andrew Bird picked up his first violin at age 4 and spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear. Since beginning his recording career in 1997, Bird has released 17 albums and performed extensively across the globe. He has recorded with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, appeared as Dr. Stringz on Jack’s Big Music Show, and headlined concerts at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and festivals worldwide. Bird performed as the Whistling Caruso in Disney’s The Muppets movie, scored the FX series Baskets, and collaborated with inventor Ian Schneller on Sonic Arboretum, an installation that exhibited at New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Boston’s ICA, and the MCA Chicago. He has been a featured TED Talks presenter, a New Yorker Festival guest and an op-ed contributor for the New York Times. His series of site-specific improvisational short films and recordings, Echolocations, were recorded in remote and acoustically interesting spaces: a Utah canyon, an abandoned seaside bunker, the middle of the Los Angeles River, and a reverberant stone-covered aqueduct in Lisbon. Bird hosts an ongoing series of live-streamed performances called Live from the Great Room, putting the creative process on display for fans as he collaborates and converses with friends in a candid, intimate setting. Shortly after receiving his 2020 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, with My Finest Work Yet, he made his professional acting debut in the cast of Fargo’s fourth installment, which concluded on FX in November 2020 and currently streams via Hulu. In July 2023, Bird released the album Outside Problems, also the title of his tour.


ABOUT AMADOU & MARIAM

Amadou & Mariam’s story is one of the most inspiring tales in music; a love affair propelling two veterans of Mali’s music industry—who first recorded together in the 1970s—into charts around the globe in the 21st century, winning enough awards to fill several sideboards in their home on the outskirts of Bamako, raising awareness of the difficulties in living in one of the world’s poorest countries. Into their orbit came such stars as Manu Chao, David Gilmour, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Scissor Sisters and Damon Albarn. It’s also a story that began in adversity and continues to evolve and inspire after more than 40 years. With eyesight failing from birth, young Amadou Bagayoko was unable to join in any communal outdoor work. He played his flute to entertain fishermen and often found making music a more lucrative way to pass the time. As a teenager, with a love of rock and blues, Amadou swapped his flute for a guitar and was taken under the wing of Guinean guitarist Kanté Manfila. As the ‘70s dawned, he was one of Mali’s busiest musicians. In 1974 he joined Manfila and singer Salif Keita in Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako, the city’s most progressive big band. Idrissa Soumaoro, their sighted keyboard player, worked at Bamako’s Institute for the Young Blind. Among his favored students was accomplished songwriter Mariam Doumbia—blind from age 5 and four years younger than Amadou, who would help arrange her songs. In 1980, the couple got married and played their first gig together. In the early 2000s, Amadou & Mariam became Africa’s hottest musical export and toured constantly. Still today, their music resounds worldwide.

Date

Aug 09 2024

Time

Gates open at 5:15 pm
6:30 pm

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HOURS

Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE

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scheduled grounds maintenance

On Tuesday, April 16, the Treehouse Village and Woodland Boardwalk in the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden and the Gwen Frostic Woodland Shade Garden will be closed due to tree removal for the safety of our guests. Thank you for your understanding. 

Garden closures

Please note: The Harvey Lemmen Sculpture Gallery in the Sculpture Park will be closed May 20-21 for scheduled tree work. Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 

HOURS

Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

RATES

Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE