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Douha (Mali Mali)  New remix!
06/11/2020

Douha (Mali Mali) New remix!

British musician, songwriter, and DJ Joe Goddard brings his ENERGY to Disclosure's song Douha (Mali Mali) feat Fatoumata Diawara for a remix out everywhere now. Listen, share and enjoy!

Happy Birthday Omara Portuondo
29/10/2020

Happy Birthday Omara Portuondo

Omara Portuondo turns 90 years old. A lifetime dedicated to Art and Cuban culture. A lifetime dedicated to music and in which our team has had the honor and luck to experience it closely in the last 22 years. Today is your birthday Omarita, but the gift is for all of us. Congratulations!

L'Express Festival 2020
19/10/2020

L'Express Festival 2020

Statuesque, superb, elegant, Fatoumata Diawara reinvents the fast rhythms and blues melodies of Wassoulou with her guitar, and places this heritage in a new era by affirming a decidedly African perspective to the concept of singer-songwriter. She will be performing an exclusive solo show at Teatro Manzoni in Bologna next October 23 at 8pm. You can grab your ticket on DICE.fm.

Just announced: Amadou & Mariam @Hola Bamako
12/10/2020

Just announced: Amadou & Mariam @Hola Bamako

Spanish Embassy in Mali has just announced the third edition for Festival HOLA BAMAKO!.

Line up includes Amadou et Mariam, Hawa Maïga, Abdoulaye Diabaté, Neba Solo, the band Hinizi, Askia Modibo, Collektif Teriya, Safi Diabaté, Aratan N’Kalle and Ahmed Diabaté. All concerts are free entrance and are part of the Embassy support to culture & arts deeply affected during the pandemic.

"Broken Balance" Release
12/10/2020

"Broken Balance" Release

Shalosh capture this attitude in their music, and especially in "Broken Balance". More drama, more pushing at the extremes, more sideways looks" – that was the motto for the album. The Tel Aviv-based trio cheerfully mix and contrast styles and genres; they're far too nimble to be categorized. They play with the complementary extremes of strength of impact and fragility. "Broken Balance" is out this Oct 30th, 2020.

Fatoumata brings Africa to París
06/10/2020

Fatoumata brings Africa to París

In a few years, Fatoumata Diawara has become one of the most emblematic voices of Africa. Singer, but also actress, the Malian artist carries the colors and values of the continent to the world. She is back in "Le vol du Boli" at the Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris. A modern opera and a musical journey between Africa and Europe. For this new show, she is surrounded by long-time accomplices: Damon Albarn, ex-leader of Blur and founder of the Gorillaz group, but also the Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako. À l'affiche France24 interviews the singer, watch the full episode here.

Damon Albarn & Fatoumata Diawara at Popopop
28/09/2020

Damon Albarn & Fatoumata Diawara at Popopop

Antoine de Caunes and Charline Roux interview Damon Albarn and Fatoumata Diawara at Popopop radioshow at France Inter to talk about the two projects the duo have recently collaborated. From one side the most anticipated album release from Gorillaz Song Machine, season one : strange timez, that counts with Fatoumata Diawara on the track "Désolé" and that will be out on Oct, 23rd. The two artists have also worked on the opera Le Vol du Boli, that will premier next Oct 6th at Théâtre du Chatelet.

A perfcet rendition of Fenfo
11/09/2020

A perfcet rendition of Fenfo

Fatoumata Diawara was invited to join the table at French TV program C à Vous last Friday. She performed a very unique rendition of her song Fenfo.

Désolé Video Lyric out now!
04/09/2020

Désolé Video Lyric out now!

Gorillaz has just released a lyric video for the single from “Désolé” ft. Fatoumata Diawara. You can now sing along with them!

Le Vol du Boli
03/09/2020

Le Vol du Boli

Two passionate creators, Abderrahmane Sissako and Damon Albarn, are at the origin of this somewhat peculiar project: tell a story on the Thèâtre du Châtelet stage, spanning centuries and crossing borders, of a Boli, an animist fetish originating in Mali, West Africa. This musical epic transports us from Africa to Europe, from the 12thcentury to the present day, confronts without anger and with passion the tumultuous story of a meeting of two continents that ignored each other for too long. Le Vol du Boli thus depicts African history, from the Mandinka Empire and colonisation, to this date and counts with the participation of Fatoumata Diawara in the role of Queen Mother Sogolon. Show will run from October 2nd to October 18th in Paris.

DR Big Band presents...
25/08/2020

DR Big Band presents...

The DR Big Band has invited Fatoumata Diawara to join them on a very special event. Experience one of world music's strongest voices on an international level when Fatoumata Diawara takes over the Concert Hall with the DR Big Band. The Grammy- and Oscar-nominated Malian singer is known for her strong stage performance, and on the occasion of her visit, the DR Big Band is reinforced with i.a. kora and extra afro-percussion. Learn more here.

Jazz is not dead!
17/08/2020

Jazz is not dead!

Jazz a la Villete announces its line up for a very special edition. With names such as Fatoumata Diawara, Roberto Fonseca + guests, Gogo Penguin or Laura Perrudin the organisers are bringing the best of jazz and world music to Paris. Discover 2020 line-up and book your tickets now.

Royal Albert Home Edition
13/08/2020

Royal Albert Home Edition

Royal Albert Home brings exclusive sessions from artists’ homes to yours whilst the Hall is shut.

For this Edition, the venue has invited Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca who will be performing on Ausgut 16th and Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara with an exclusive performance on August 23rd. These shows are all available for free but, if you can, please donate to the Hall to support the Royal Albert Hall through crisis.

Locus Festival
03/08/2020

Locus Festival

As promised and despite everything, also in 2020 Locorotondo will have the Locus Festival, though in a Limited Edition version. Already from the first news, it is clear how this year’s limits will become merits, for a festival that has never given up on quality for quantity. All in the welcoming framework of the Itria Valley, the heart of Puglia. Another great friend of Locus, the brilliant American bassist and composer MICHAEL LEAGUE, leader of the formidable SNARKY PUPPY, will be in Locorotondo in duo with pianist BILL LAURANCE and Malian singer FATOUMATA DIAWARA. A truly precious and engaging experience for all live music lovers.

Listen now:  ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’
30/07/2020

Listen now: ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’

Disclosure launched their third album ‘ENERGY’ with amazing collaborations such as Eric Thomas, and a second single ‘My High’ featuring Aminé and Northampton’s finest, slowthai. 

In keeping with their international collaborators and enlisting the vocal talents of Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara for a second time (Disclosure worked with Fatoumata on their 2018, Grammy nominated single ‘Ultimatum’), the third taste of the new album is ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’ in which she sings in celebration of her birthplace and urges all Malians to be proud of their country. The brothers first teased the track during their April  Boiler Room session live from isolation and fans have been asking for it ever since.

A sonic exploration of impressive proportions, ‘Douha (Mali Mali)’ transports you from the now imagined dancefloor of collective memory, over continents to distant lands to languish in ecstatic escape from the very real dire straits around us.

Latin Music Adventure with Roberto Fonseca
06/07/2020

Latin Music Adventure with Roberto Fonseca

BBC Radio 6 Music DJ Huey Morgan dives into the unique sounds of Cuba with special guest Roberto Fonseca - on a quest to understand Latin music’s enduring appeal. New episode this July10th at BBC FOUR.

ALBUM OF THE DAY
06/07/2020

ALBUM OF THE DAY

We are happy to announce that Roberto Fonseca's latest release YESUN has been selected as BBC Radio 6 Music's Album Of The Day with tracks airing across Monday's scheduling.
Sunny Live!
03/07/2020

Sunny Live!

Fatoumata Diawara was in charge of opening the second edition of France 2 TV show Grand Echiquier. Along with trumpeter player You can watch again here.

Don't miss Rootstock Festival - Online Edition
29/06/2020

Don't miss Rootstock Festival - Online Edition

ROOTSTOCK will go online for 48 hours of non-stop music on July 11 & 12. Watch and listen Fatoumata Diawara and Roberto Fonseca performances alongside each other in this first ever global broadcast. Check out the full schedule and passes programmed for July 11th and 12th. Don’t miss this great event, follow all exclusive content here.

Pride Month
26/06/2020

Pride Month

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.” – Article I of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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