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Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara vocals and guitar
Juan Finger bass
Jurandir Santana guitar
Fernando Tejero keyboards
Willy Ombe drumkit

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and talented actress, Malian-born Fatoumata Diawara is hailed as the charismatic spokeswoman for contemporary African music. Between delicate solo acoustic works and loud funk, dance rhythms and revisited classics, her concerts quickly become an emotional experience where Diawara offers her own take on a musical heritage that fuses blues, folk, rock and syncopated Afro-pop. Never straying from her African roots and the problems that plague her land, Diawara addresses issues such as suffering children, the struggles of African women, injustice and inequality: her daring, experimental songs are a synthesis of ancestral traditions and her vision of a joyful, vibrant future.

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