Saturday, June 05, 2010

Amadou and Miriam replace Ben Harper at Fez Festival

American singer Ben Harper has suffered a shoulder injury which will prevent him from appearing in the Fez Festival of Sacred Music (June 4- 12), the festival Artistic director Alain Weber said on Friday.

Ben Harper, who was expected on stage on Saturday June 5th at Bab Al Makina had a sudden dislocation of his left shoulder on Thursday in New York at a skateboard exercise, Weber told the press at a press briefing.

Amadou and Miriam

Ben Harper will be replaced by Malian band "Djelimady Sting Theory" who will participate in the first part of a concert given by the famous couple Amadou and Mariam.

Amadou and 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 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.

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