The magic couple of Amadou and Miriam are one of the most loved and successful acts to come out of Africa this century, but their story is not one of overnight success. They have been singing their warm notes for over thirty years.
This autobiography traces Amadou's early years in Mali, first accepting his blindness, then adapting, to finding a source of joy in music and playing alongside some of the country's leading musicians. On meeting Mariam at the institute for the blind in Bamako, he discovers they share a passion for music and life, they fall in love and begin a career as a duo in search of the international stage.
This is an inspiring story which reveals the source of this golden duo's contagious music, threading its way between tradition, religion, hope and superstition.