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Fatoumata Diawara

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Fatoumata Diawara born 1982 in Ivory Coast is a Malian musician currently living in France

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Filmography
  • 3 Theatre
  • 4 Discography
    • 41 Albums
    • 42 Singles
    • 43 Collaborations
    • 44 With Les Balayeurs du désert
  • 5 References
  • 6 External links

Biography

Born in Côte d'Ivoire to Malian parents, Diawara moved to France to pursue acting, appearing in Cheick Oumar Sissoko's 1999 feature film La Genèse, Dani Kouyaté's popular 2001 film Sia, le rêve du python, in the internationally renowned street theatre troupe Royal de Luxe, and played a leading role in the musical Kirikou et Karaba 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 on Red Earth: A Malian Journey, and the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou The EP Kanou was released May 9, 2011, and her debut album Fatou from World Circuit Records was released in September 2011 Nonesuch Records released the Kanou EP digitally in North America on September 27, 2011, and the album Fatou on August 28, 2012

In September 2012, she featured in a campaign called "30 Songs / 30 Days" to support Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, a multi-platform media project inspired by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn’s book September 2012 also saw her board the Africa Express Train with Damon Albarn, Rokia Traoré, Baaba Maal, Amadou and Mariam, Nicolas Jaar, and the Noisettes, amongst many others The show culminated in a 45k venue in Kings Cross where Fatoumata performed with Paul McCartney

Fatoumata has spent the recent years touring the world, with a landmark performance for the English-speaking public at Glastonbury 2013 Alongside many European gigs her schedule has taken her to South America, Asia and Australia as well as on multiple trips to the US, where in September 2013 she performed as part of the Clinton Global Initiative alongside The Roots in New York Since mid-2014 she has been in collaboration with Roberto Fonseca, with numerous live performances and a joint live album, At Home - Live in Marciac, along the way In 2014 she also extended her list of collaborations by a joint performance with Mayra Andrade and Omara Portuondo February 2015 saw her first live concert as a meanwhile established international name back home at the Festival Sur Le Niger in Ségou, Mali, where she shared stage once again with her long-time friend and mentor, Oumou Sangaré, with Bassekou Kouyaté and many other domestic acts

Alongside, she has continued her cinematic activities, with numerous roles, appearances and musical input in multiple feature films, such as the seven times César Award winning and Academy Award nominated 2014 Timbuktu

Filmography

Fatoumata Diawara band performing at the World Beat Music festival Austin, Texas, 2013
  • 1996 : Taafe Fanga by Adama Drabo
  • 1999 : La Genèse by Cheick Oumar Sissoko : Dina
  • 2002 : Sia, le rêve du python by Dani Kouyaté : Sia
  • 2008 : Il va pleuvoir sur Conakry, by Cheick Fantamady Camara : Siré
  • 2010 : Encourage, by Eleonora Campanella
  • 2010 : Ni brune ni blonde, by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • 2011 : Les Contes de la Nuit, by Michel Ocelot voice
  • 2013 : The Africa Express, by Renaud Barret and Florent de La Tulle: Herself
  • 2014 : Timbuktu Le chagrin des oiseaux, by Abderrahmane Sissako
  • 2015 : Morbayassa, by Cheick Fantamady Camara : Bella
  • 2016 : Mali Blues, by Lutz Gregor : Herself

Theatre

  • 1998 : Antigone by Sophocle ; adapted by Jean-Louis Sagot Duvauroux, production Sotiguy Kouyaté
  • 2002-2008 : Royal de Luxe ; creator Jean-Luc Courcoult
  • 2007-2008 : Kirikou et Karaba : Karaba

Discography

Albums

  • 2011 : Fatou World Circuit - Album
  • 2015 : At Home - Live in Marciac, Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca Jazz Village - Album

Singles

  • 2011 : Kanou EP World Circuit - Album

Collaborations

  • 2009 : Featuring in the album Léman by Blick Bassy
  • 2010 : Co-authoring and featuring in the album Debademba by Debademba
  • 2010 : Featuring in The Imagine Project by Herbie Hancock
  • 2010 : Featuring in the album Jamm by Cheikh Lô
  • 2010 : Featuring in the song "N'fletoun" from the Djekpa La You album by Dobet Gnahoré
  • 2011 : Featuring in the song "C'est lui ou c'est moi" from the Cotonou Club album by Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou
  • 2012 : Featuring in Rocket Juice & the Moon Honest Jon's - Album
  • 2012 : Featuring in the song "Bibissa" from the album Yo by Roberto Fonseca
  • 2012 : Featuring in the song "Nothin' Can Save Ya" from the album The Bravest Man In The Universe by Bobby Womack
  • 2013 : Featuring in the song "Surma" from the Sketches of Ethiopia album by Mulatu Astatke
  • 2014 : Co-authoring and featuring in the song "Timbuktu Fasso" from the Timbuktu soundtrack by Amine Bouhafa
  • 2014 : Featuring in the song "It's all coming together" by Walter Hus from the soundtrack to feature film N - The Madness of Reason by Peter Krüger

With Les Balayeurs du désert

Via association with Royal de Luxe; several of the songs used to be played as accompaniment in Royal de Luxe's 'giant marionettes' street performances throughout the world

  • 2005 : Jules Verne Impact by Les Balayeurs du désert apast - Album Y Danse, Hamleti
  • 2007 : La Pequeña by Les Balayeurs du désert Atelier de l'événement - Album w an early version of Salimata

References

  1. ^ Chabasseur, Eglantine "Fatoumata Diawara Reinvented", RFI musique, April 8, 2009, accessed June 8, 2011
  2. ^ , BBC Radio 3, November 13, 2010, accessed June 8, 2011
  3. ^ Forgan, Kat “Staff Brenda Bilili” “Songlines”, July 2011, p104-105
  4. ^ Cummings, Tim "Oumou Sangare, Barbican Hall, London", The Independent, April 28, 2009, accessed June 8, 2011
  5. ^ Phillips, Glyn "AfroCubism", WorldMusiccouk, accessed June 8, 2011
  6. ^ Stoudmann, Elisabeth "Fatoumata Diawara: Nouvelle deesse malienne" Vibrations, June 2011
  7. ^ Denselow, Robin "Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Cotonou Club", The Guardian, March 24, 2011, accessed June 8, 2011
  8. ^ Denselow, Robin September 15, 2011 "Fatoumata Diawara: Fatou – review" The Guardian London Retrieved 25 September 2011 
  9. ^ "Fatoumata Diawara" Nonesuchcom Archived from the original on 2013-09-14 Retrieved 2013-09-04 
  10. ^ http://wwwhalftheskymovementorg/blog/entry/30-songs-30-days-for-half-the-sky1
  11. ^ Jonze, Tim "The African journey is over – but what an amazing ride" The Guardian Retrieved 2013-11-18 
  12. ^ "Past Dates" Bands in Town Retrieved 2013-11-18 
  13. ^ Morgan, Andy "Mali hits Glastonbury: Rokia Traoré, Fatoumata Diawara and more" The Guardian Retrieved 2013-11-18 
  14. ^ "Past Events" Bands in Town Retrieved 2013-11-18 
  15. ^ "2013 Clinton Global Citizen Awards" Clinton Global Initiative Retrieved 2013-11-18 
  16. ^ Pryor, Tom "Field Report: Festival Sur Le Niger 2015" Afropop Worldwide Retrieved 2015-11-11 
  17. ^ "TIMBUKTU - Festival de Cannes" Festival de Cannes Retrieved 2018-04-23 

External links

  • Official website
  • BBC Radio 3 - World Routes, November 13, 2010, accessed June 8, 2011
  • "Field Report: Festival Sur le Niger 2015" by Tom Pryor, accessed November 11, 2015
  • Chabasseur, Eglantine "Fatoumata Diawara Reinvented", RFI musique, April 8, 2009, accessed June 8, 2011
  • Cummings, Tim “Oumou Sangare, Barbican Hall, London”, The Independent, April 28, 2009, accessed June 8, 2011
  • Denselow, Robin "Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: Cotonou Club", The Guardian, March 24, 2011, accessed June 8, 2011
  • Forgan, Kat "Staff Brenda Bilili" Songlines, July 2011, pp 104–105
  • Phillips, Glyn "AfroCubism", WorldMusiccouk, accessed June 8, 2011

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