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.
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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 produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and 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. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.