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"Me And My Radio" - New Album
28/03/2019

"Me And My Radio" - New Album

10 years, 4 albums and over 300 shows since his debut release, British singer-pianist Anthony Strong has established a reputation as a charismatic singer, a swinging pianist and, above all, a consummate performer. His new album, ‘Me And My Radio’, is Anthony’s very own 21st century mixtape; a collection of classics - old and new - carefully compiled for those who share his love of great music, regardless of style. From jazz & blues through to motown & soul, songs made famous by Louis Armstrong, Charlie Chaplin & Ella Fitzgerald sit alongside those by Stevie Wonder & Johnny Cash.

Le Monde reviews Jazz Plaza latest edition
19/03/2019

Le Monde reviews Jazz Plaza latest edition

The overall theme of the 34th Internacional Festival Jazz Plaza (Jan. 14-20) danced in a rhythmic montage of the African diaspora from Afro Cuban jazz to deep melodic percussions that gave way to subconscious dance movements from salsa to cha-cha, rumba, mambo and sun dance. French journalist Yannick Le Maintec reviews this year edition for Le Monde. Learn more

WOMADelaide 2019
11/03/2019

WOMADelaide 2019

Some of the best pictures of WOMADelaide 2019! Fatoumata Diawara delivered two amazing performances. Full coverage at The Guardian.com

Amadou & Mariam On Tour 2019
06/03/2019

Amadou & Mariam On Tour 2019

Just a a week Amadou & Mariam will be back on tour! #China, #France, #Portugal, #Germany ! Plenty of dates to enjoy the duo.

New Release: Fenfo Australia
22/02/2019

New Release: Fenfo Australia

Fatoumata Diawara new album, Fenfo is now available in Australia. Malian singer will be performing this year at WOMADelaide

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2019
19/02/2019

Billboard Latin Music Awards 2019

The Billboard Latin Music Awards 2019 finalists have been revealed and we are eager to share that Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® are nominated for Tropical Artist of the Year along with Aventura, Gente de Zona & La Sonora Dinamita!

Fatoumata Diawara LIVE at the GRAMMY
01/02/2019

Fatoumata Diawara LIVE at the GRAMMY

Rising Malian singer and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara has been nominated for two Grammy™ Awards. Her critically acclaimed Fenfo in the Best World Music category and for her collaboration with UK based electronic music duo Disclosure on the song “Ultimatum” in the Best Dance Recording category.  The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Music's Biggest Night® returns to Los Angeles' STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Omara es Cuba
11/01/2019

Omara es Cuba

The multi-talented singer from Buena Vista Social Club brings cubanía to life with an evening of expressive music, mixing traditional bolero with jazz and blues. As part of the her El Último Beso tour, Portuondo will showcase some of her finest musical work. The very first announce date in Europe, will be at Barbican Centre in London on July 28th.

Les Victorires de la Musique
09/01/2019

Les Victorires de la Musique

Fatoumata Diawara's latest release Fenfo has just been nominated to Les Victoires de la Musique in France in the category Best World Music album 2018.

Tropical Lab
20/12/2018

Tropical Lab

A party, a lab, an experience. Tropical Lab arrives for the first time in Paris. An unique experimental music party with live sessions between Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and US based dj Joe Claussell. 

Grammy® Nomination Fatoumata Diawara
07/12/2018

Grammy® Nomination Fatoumata Diawara

The nominees for the 2019 Grammys were announced this week, with the Grammys set to hold on February 10, 2019, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Fatoumata Diawara gets a Grammy® nomination for her second solo album Fenfo.  Fenfo demonstrates her impressive musical range of original songs produced by noted French producer Matthieu Chedid. She is nominated along with Seun Kuti's Black Times, Bombino – Deran, and the Soweto Gospel Choir – Freedom. But the joy does not stops here, since the single ULTIMATUM feat Fatoumata Diawara, released but UK duo Disclore, also got a Grammy® Nomination as Best Dance Album of the Year. Congrats to all the nominees. 

Standing ovation @DR Jazz Festival
07/11/2018

Standing ovation @DR Jazz Festival

Omara Portuondo was in charge of the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival closure on Sunday 4th. Recieved with standing ovation, Buena Vista Social Club™ diva performed a set with great Cuban classics along with quartet. 

Je t'aime etc - France
06/11/2018

Je t'aime etc - France

Fatoumata Diawara visited the TV show Je t'aime etc, hosted by Daphné Bürki to talk about her latest release Fenfo. Fatou also performed live the single Nterini. Watch now the full interview here

Folker Cover
02/11/2018

Folker Cover

African singer Fatoumata Diawara is the new cover for Folker lastest issue. Interviewed by Martina Zimmermann, Fatou talks about her new album Fenfo and the announced shows in Germany. Learn more here

Omara Portuondo receives a Luna Award in Mexico
01/11/2018

Omara Portuondo receives a Luna Award in Mexico

Cuba singer Omara Portuondo and Spanish cantaor Diego El Cigala, recieved a Lunas Award granted by Auditorio Luna in 2018 in the category of Traditional Music.

SFJAZZ Gala 2019 honoring Chucho Valdés
24/10/2018

SFJAZZ Gala 2019 honoring Chucho Valdés

SFJAZZ Gala 2019 celebrates Chucho Valdés with the SFJAZZ Lifetime Achievement Award during our most lively and influential fundraiser. For this celebration Chucho will be souranded by great friends such as Irakere 45, Omara Portuondo, SFJAZZ Collective, Stefon Harris, Yosvany Terry, Harold Lopéz-Nussa, Leyanis Valdés, Jessie Valdés, SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band and more. Learn more here.

Songlines Music Award
19/10/2018

Songlines Music Award

The Songlines Music Awards are ten years old this year and to celebrate, Songlines, in association with Soundcrash Music, hosted its inaugural Songlines Music Awards ceremony on October 20 at London's Electric Brixton. Angélique Kidjo was presented with the World Pioneer award and after her surprise solo set was joined on stage for a finale with Fatoumata Diawara, singing Miriam Makeba's classic 'Kilimanjaro'. Fatoumata also presented Syrian-born qanun virtuoso Maya Youssef with the Newcomer award, which was sponsored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians. 

Roberto Fonseca III
04/10/2018

Roberto Fonseca III

Roberto Fonseca III tour is about to start. Ten shows in eleven days with sold out in almost all venues for this Fall Tour.

The Goalkeepers Awards 2018
27/09/2018

The Goalkeepers Awards 2018

The Goalkeepers campaign of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation honored “heroes who don’t look like heroes you’ve seen in the past/ heroes who were told they wouldn’t last,” in the words of poet and youth activist Aranya Johar, one of the featured 2018 Goalkeepers. The evening event also featured performances by Ed Sheeran, a singer-songwriter from the UK who performed against a backdrop of footage of himself and other Goalkeepers as babies and children, and Fatoumata Diawara, a singer-songwriter from Mali who was joined by the Brooklyn Youth Chorus.

New videoclip BONYA
21/09/2018

New videoclip BONYA

BONYA means respect in Bambara, and Fatoumata Diawara releases her new videoclip on the Peace International Day. Celebrate it with her music.

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