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Past Event Sound Series: Fatoumata Diawara

A woman wearing a white dress, blue cape, and blue head wrap is standing sideways towards the camera. She is looking at the camera with her right arm pointed towards the camera and her left arm pointed towards the right side of the image. Her cape is blowing in the wind behind her. She is wearing dark, red lipstick and blue eye shadow. She also has a series of white dots going down her forehead to the tip of her nose. She appears to be standing in some kind of desert-like area.

Photo by Aida Muluneh

We welcome singer/songwriter, Fatoumata Diawara (aka Fatou), who is originally from Mali and currently residing in France. Her much anticipated spring 2018 record will follow-up on her critically acclaimed debut album Fatou (2011) on World Circuit/Nonesuch Records, which was the No.1 album on the world music charts for six months in 2011. Fatou has collaborated with a wide array of musicians including Damon Albarn, Toumani Diabaté, Herbie Hancock and John Paul Jones, and she was featured in the recent documentary film, Mali Blues.

Co-presented with Carnegie Nexus as part of its 2018 event series, Becoming Migrant… what moves you? and PANDEMIC.

Sound Series

Sound Series is an ongoing concert series featuring internationally touring contemporary artists and bands from around the world. Learn more about our Sound Series.

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