Friday, April 12, 2013 - 8:00pm
“The most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time.” —Daily Telegraph (UK)
Catch the Midwest debut by Mali’s new music sensation, who has been wooing critics and lighting up stages around the world with her radiant voice, coolly infectious Afro-pop, and smoking live band. Fatoumata Diawara, aka Fatou, spins elements of jazz and funk into an exquisitely spare yet sensual folk-rock, inflecting it with the rhythms and melodies of Wassoulou, her ancestral song form. Likened to her mentor, Oumou Sangaré, Fatou has been hailed as the next female African songwriter of significance, one who “combines feminist social conscience with effortless melodic charm” (Financial Times).
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