Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara

Sunday, October 7th

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$28 ADV / $32 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Fatoumata Diawara
Fatoumata Diawara
Fatoumata Diawara will release her new album Fenfo, which translates as ‘something to say’, through Wagram/Montuno on 25th May. The follow-up to Diawara’s widely acclaimed debut Fatou, the album was co-produced by Diawara and Matthieu Chedid (better known by his stage name M) and recorded in Mali, Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Paris. As Fatoumata explains, ‘Nterini’ is a song about the heartache felt by two lovers separated by distance: “my love and my confidant has gone far away and has not sent any news back to me. I love him despite everything and I miss him every day. I want to hear from my darling; otherwise I cannot sleep well at night.”

Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara takes her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights on her new album Fenfo. Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, it’s a record that defines her as the voice of young African womanhood – proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal.