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Amadou & Mariam with special guest Fatoumata Diawara

Montreal, Friday, July 5, 2013 — The 34th edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal presented by TD in collaboration with Rio Tinto Alcan reaches its climax with an evening under the musical flag of Mali starring two of its brightest lights, Amadou & Mariam! The magical, vibrant duo takes the TD Stage Sunday, July 7 at 9:30 p.m. for the Rio Tinto Alcan Special Closing Event. The beloved couple, recipients of the Festival’s prestigious 2013 Antonio Carlos Jobim Award Festival in recognition of their remarkable influence on world music, will also welcome another luminous figure from the rich Malian music scene, Fatoumata Diawara, in a closing evening that promises to be a fabulous tribute to an inexhaustibly musical nation!

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