Video of the Week: Kanou by Malian Sensation Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara - Kanou
Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara has released a music video for the song ‘Kanou’, which is part of her album Kanou out now World Circuit Records. The video was directed and edited by Giorgio Testi.

The EP is a forerunner to her album ‘Fatou’ which will be released on 19 September 2011 (29 September in France). The EP is a blend of Wassulu music, blues and folk music. It features 4 tracks and will be available digitally and on a limited number of CDs at Fatoumata Diawara’s live performances.

Born in Ivory Coast, raised in Mali, now based in Paris, and still only 29, Fatou has had a life covering a whole gamut of contemporary African experience: fighting parental opposition to her artistic ambitions and the cultural prejudice faced by women throughout Africa, winning success as an actress in film and theatre, before finding her feet in the medium she was always destined to make her own: music.

Next shows:

Jun 18
Africa Oyé
Liverpool, UK

Jun 27
Royal Albert Hall
London, UK

Jul 15
Cabaret Sauvage
Paris, France

Buy Kanou in North America

By Kanou in Europe

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. He was also the executive producer of the first Latino feature film made in North Carolina titled “Los sueños de Angélica.”.

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