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      March 26, 2019

      Tuesday   8:00 PM

      723 Rigsbee Ave
      Durham, North Carolina 27701

      Fatoumata Diawara

      Fatoumata Diawara is poised to become one of Africas most significant international stars in decades. Born to Malian parents in Cte dIvoire, Diawara became a well-known child actor back in Mali. At the age of nineteen, she decamped to France, pursuing a career with a street-theater company that, in turn, led her to pick up a guitar and explore the sounds of her homeland. Before long, she was collaborating with Malian diva Oumou Sangar, jazz legend Herbie Hancock, and Blur cofounder Damon Albarn, and she had signed with World Circuit. Diawaras 2012 debut, Fatou, was a simmering folksong beauty, updating Malis Wassoulou tradition with a sheen of R&B in which her conversational alto wrapped like smoke around serpentine guitars and driving polyrhythms. Her 2018 follow-up, Nterini, strides toward African pop music, with bold beats and sophisticated arrangements.

      Cost: 25.00

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