Fatoumata Diawara Performs at Revolution Hall
Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara always takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights! Her spectacular 2011 debut album Fatou made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet. Those she has worked with include some of the biggest names in contemporary music. She recorded with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock; played Glastonbury and other major festivals; and toured with the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. Fatoumata assembled a West African super-group featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté to record a song calling for peace in her troubled homeland; and climbed aboard Damon Albarn’s star-studded Africa Express, which culminated in her sharing a stage with Sir Paul McCartney. Now Fatoumata is back with a brand new single Nsera – Destination ft. Damon Albarn just out that is sung in bambara, Mali’s official language.