My Fantasy Band: Amadou Bagayoko, Amadou & Mariam

Vocals - Robert Plant
I have so much love for Led Zeppelin. I met Robert in Switzerland, when we played a big concert together. He watched me perform and I was so proud. It was one of the best days of my life.

Guitar - Jimmy Page and Dave Gilmour
I can't decide between them, so I must have both. Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin again) plays these incredible solos while Pink Floyd's Gilmour is more into phrasing, but I am inspired by both of them.

Bass - Flea
I would like to have Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers. I met him in Nigeria last year when we both played with Africa Express. It was a great experience and I really enjoyed playing with him and being around him.

Keyboards - Stevie Wonder
Stevie is one of my absolute favourite musicians. He is simply the most talented keyboard player; he has a way of playing that is quite unlike anyone else.

Drums - Will Calhoun
Will plays with Living Colour, a really interesting rock band who've been going for years. We played together at the Blind Institute. He was great.

Amadou & Mariam tour from 24 February (www.amadou-mariam.com)

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