Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara has packed a lifetime of experience into her 33 years. Diawara’s career includes stints as a dancer, and a film and stage star before finding her true calling as an unparalleled singer and songwriter. Blending Wassalou traditions of Southern Mali with international influences, Diawara has performed and recorded with Oumou Sangaré, AfroCubism, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and the Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou.
Bassekou Kouyate is one of the true masters of the ngoni, an ancient traditional lute found throughout West Africa. Following his celebrated debut album Segu Blue and his Grammy-nominated follow-up I Speak Fula, Kouyate and his band Ngoni ba performed as a headliner in the AfroCubism project and appeared with Sir Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Damon Albarn, and many more on the Africa Express tour.
Sponsored in part by the Cultural Affairs Committee.
An informal conversation with Malian vocalist and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara. Boatwright Memorial Library hosts the 60-minute session.
Free and open to the public
12:00 pm Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Boatwright Library, 1st floor (campus map)
|Senior (62+):||$29||UR Employee:||$27|
|Child (0-12):||$16||Group (20+):||$29|