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Royal Albert Home: Fatoumata Diawara

Hosted by the Consul of the Turin Live Music & Dance Events Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sun 23 Aug 20:30 - 21:30

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Malian vocalist Fatoumata Diawara will deliver an exclusive set from her home as part of the Royal Albert Home sessions.

Her spectacular Protected content album Fatou made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet. Since then she has recorded with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock, played the Glastonbury Festival, and toured with Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca (see event already posted for 16 August).

She 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. Her Protected content at Carnegie Hall alongside David Crosby and Snarky Puppy for an evening of topical protest songs was hailed as a triumph by Rolling Stone magazine.

Fatoumata’s most recent album, Fenfo (Something to Say), was released in Protected content , and her performance on online music platform COLORS reached over a million views.
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This session will also be broadcast for free on this page at 19:30 BST on Sunday 23 August Protected content Protected content