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International Jazz Plaza Festival
02/12/2022

International Jazz Plaza Festival

The 38th edition of the International Jazz Plaza Festival will take place in January 2023. Havana and Santiago de Cuba will be the sites of a great musical celebration that will bring together prestigious Cuban and foreign artists in the Greater Antilles in the free spirit of jazz. The event will take place from January 22 to 29, 2023, according to its organizers, on the occasion of the presentation of the poster representing the event.

Object of Sound - Fatoumata Diawara
01/12/2022

Object of Sound - Fatoumata Diawara

In Mali, where Fatoumata Diawara was raised, it is common for women to sing, but much rarer for women to play an instrument. As a result, Fatoumata—who is one of the first, if not the first woman guitarist in all of Mali—has developed a self-taught, intuitive guitar playing style that is entirely her own. “This way of playing, it's me,” says Fatoumata. “It represents my fight as a musician, as an African, and as a lady on stage.” In this episode of Object of Sound, Fatoumata talks to Hanif about how she discovered her calling as a musician, and the exciting ways that she is fusing the traditional music of her homeland with Western influences on her third studio album, out next year. Hanif closes the episode with a selection of blues and folk music from Mali. For the playlist of songs curated for this episode, head over to radio.sonos.com.

You and the Night and the Jazz
01/12/2022

You and the Night and the Jazz

You & The Night & The Music 2022 is back! Here is the complete list of all the artists who will participate on December 12, Salle Pleyel, in our big annual evening with ADAMI, and the support of SACEM and Banque Postale. This new edition will have as guest of honor the harmonicist Jean-Jacques Milteau, and as ceremonial orchestra The Amazing Keystone Big-Band. Yuri Buenaventura & pianist Roberto Fonseca join the adventure. As well as, on the voice side, China Moses, Anthony Strong and Judith Owen. The saxophonists Eli Degibri and Laurent Bardainne, the trumpeter Ludovic Louis and the English from Kansas Smitty's led by Giacomo Smith, will also be by our side.

Learn more here.

Fatoumata Diawara – “Nsera” (Feat. Damon Albarn)
15/11/2022

Fatoumata Diawara – “Nsera” (Feat. Damon Albarn)

Malian singer, songwriter, guitarist and actress Fatoumata Diawara has worked with Damon Albarn in the ensembles Africa Express and Rocket Juice & The Moon. Today she welcomes the Blur and Gorillaz leader onto her new single “Nsera,” a title that means “destination” in her native Bambara. The song’s syncopated, synth-powered groove and bright, joyous melody will probably appeal to fans of LCD Soundsystem, Ibibio Sound Machine, and even bands with names that don’t fit that general pattern. Watch director Gregory Ohrel’s video for “Nsera” here.

African Entertainment Awards, USA
14/11/2022

African Entertainment Awards, USA

Fatoumata Diawara has been nominated for the Africa Entertainment Awards (AEAUSA) 2022 edition where she will be locking horns with global stars.

Fatoumata Diawara, Shan'L, Ayrastarr, Bangoura Manamba Kante, Viviane, Tiwa Savage, Tems, Yemi Alade, Soraia Ramos and Blanche Bailly are the ten celebrated artists to have landed nominations for the 2022 AEAUSA edition. AEAUSA will take place on 18th December 2022 and voting is already open online on their website www.AEAUSA.Net
 
Artenatilla Jazz Band'22
10/11/2022

Artenatilla Jazz Band'22

Alternatilla Jazz Festival 2022 presents a brilliant and unprecedented multinational quartet in its second ménage à jazz concert. The protagonists of this special formation come from latitudes as far away as Cuba, Sweden or Catalonia. Four musicians with a high interpretive level and different nationalities in perfect understanding and musical twinning, demonstrating the power of jazz to eliminate borders and further proof that music is a universal language that unites.

The Catalan trumpeter Andrea Motis, the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, the double bassist and bassist Yandy Matinez and the Cuban percussionist, resident in Mallorca, Nailé Sosa, are four great jazz players who compete in creativity and instrumental solvency, they are all united by a passion for music. and they will be able to stage an original plural musical conversation, fluent and elegantly interpreted, with a solid technique that reflects the cultural and sound background of each one. Learn more here.

Fatoumata Diawara releases TAKAMBA
02/10/2022

Fatoumata Diawara releases TAKAMBA

Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, FENFO is a record that defines Fatoumata Diawara 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. Watch now TAKAMBA, the latest video of the Malian start Fatoumata Diawara.

Amadou & Mariam reinterpret the legendary Serge Gainsbourg
20/09/2022

Amadou & Mariam reinterpret the legendary Serge Gainsbourg

France Télévisions, Sourdoreille Production and FIP are continuing their joint musical adventure with the ambition of creating encounters between electronic music and popular music. On 6 October, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the two Israeli DJs of Red Axes will play Serge Gainsbourg's music with Amadou & Mariam.

Fatoumata Diawara on tour with Gorillaz
08/08/2022

Fatoumata Diawara on tour with Gorillaz

After a triumphant return to the stage last summer with a sell-out show at London's O2 Arena and a free concert for NHS workers, virtual band Gorillaz are back and bigger than ever. With a slew of major festival headline appearances across USA in 2022, it's time to get see the dates that Malian singer  Fatoumata Diawara will join the band.  Fatoumata Diawara brings something completely different to Gorillaz, as they fuse their production with Diawara’s Wassoulou and African blues.

La Gran Diversión
04/07/2022

La Gran Diversión

There are only two months left for the premiere of La Gran Diversión, a special concert that will be presented exclusively at the Jazz à Villette Festival on September 3. A musical party, where there will be dancing and the best Cuban music. You can buy your tickets by clicking on this link.

Fatoumata Diawara - NEW DATES
28/06/2022

Fatoumata Diawara - NEW DATES

One of the finest, most inventive female singers in Mali. Fatoumata Diawara has just announced new dates of her 2022-2023 World Tour.

YESUN TOUR
27/06/2022

YESUN TOUR

Roberto Fonseca is one of the world’s great pianists and one of the finest of Cuba’s new generation of musicians. We are proud to announce his YESUN TOUR 2022.
Fatoumata Diawara Open Act at Nîmes Festival
13/06/2022

Fatoumata Diawara Open Act at Nîmes Festival

Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara will be the opening act at the long-awaited concert of the British band Gorillaz at the Festival de Nîmes.

Roberto Fonseca on tour in Brazil
07/06/2022

Roberto Fonseca on tour in Brazil

Roberto Fonseca delve into rap, funk, reggaeton and electronica, alongside his usual pillars of Cuba, Africa and forward-thinking jazz, it’s an exciting time for Roberto Fonseca fans, especially if you live in BRAZIL, with a stack of shows already announced! JUNE: 11 Paraty Jazz Festival, 18 Rio Das Ostras Blues & Jazz Festival, 22 Blue Note Sao Paulo, 23 Teatro do Sesi Porto Alegre 24 Niteroi Jazz & Blues Festival.
Amadou & Mariam are back on tour
01/06/2022

Amadou & Mariam are back on tour

Afro-blues stars are back on tour! June is full of love and music thanks to Amadou & Mariam. Learn more here.

New videoclip: NEGUE NEGUE
30/05/2022

New videoclip: NEGUE NEGUE

NEGUE NEGUE is a fun song, which urges everyone to share happiness and love in the family and all around. Fatoumata Diawara uses this opportunity to call on young people to join hands and to work to make this world a better place. She also pays tribute to the one and great Fela Kuti and the famous Afrobeat sound! Watch Negue Negue now. 

Netola is OUT NOW!
25/05/2022

Netola is OUT NOW!

Netola is the new single from Amadou & Mariam + Blind Boys of Alabama !! We take this opportunity to send our thoughts to Benjamin Moore who left us a few days ago. Listen now https://amadouandmariam.lnk.to/netola
Daymé Arocena will be performing in Spain this summer
24/05/2022

Daymé Arocena will be performing in Spain this summer

Her exceptional voice and extraordinary ability to generate a beautiful alchemy of jazz, R&B and Afro-Cuban music, imbued with a unique sound, legitimise Dayme Arocena as one of the most exciting young artists on Cuba's contemporary music scene. The artist will be performing this summer at the Jazz en la Costa Festival on 21 July. Click here and learn more about this concert.

Carte Blanche at TV4
08/05/2022

Carte Blanche at TV4

Don't miss our dear Fatoumata Diawara tomorrow Monday 9th at Francetv culturebox - Carte Blanche with Yemi Alade, Roberto Fonseca, arthur h., Amadou & Mariam, Barbara Pravi!

USA Tour!
20/04/2022

USA Tour!

Our favorite couple, Amadou & Mariam, is our tour in the U.S. with Grammy Award Winners Blind Boys of Alabama !
Grab your tickets now: 05/01 Berklee Performance Center - Boston, 05/02 The Town Hall - NY, 05/04 Paramount Theatre Austin, TX, 05/07 National Hispanic Cultural Center Albuquerque and 05/08 The Lensic Theater.

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