Festival of Mali — Night Three
Presented by Brooklyn Bowl & World Music Insitute
Born in Côte d'Ivoire to Malian parents, Fatoumata Diawara moved to France to pursue acting. She later took up the guitar and began composing her own material, writing songs that blend Wassalou traditions of Southern Mali with international influences. Noted for her sensuous voice, she has performed or recorded with Malian and international greats such as Cheick Tidiane Seck, Oumou Sangaré, AfroCubism, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberto Fonseca, Mayra Andrade and Omara Portuondo. In 2011, she released her debut album, Fatou, for which she composed and arranged all songs, as well as played guitar, percussion, bass, vocals and harmony vocals. Fatoumata has spent the recent years touring the world to great critical acclaim. Her recent featured role in the documentary Mali Blues by filmmaker Luz Gregor has brought her music and her plight to even greater audiences worldwide.
$20 per night or $56.25 for a 3-day-pass
Standing room only | 21+
Opening Act: 8:00pm
Fatoumata Diawara: 9:00pm