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Fatoumata Diawara To Perform in La Jolla

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 UC San Diego's Price Center East, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA  See map
Fatoumata Diawara. Patch file photo.
Fatoumata Diawara. Patch file photo.
Singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will take the stage at
UC San Diego on Wednesday, Feb. 26. 

Diawara, a 30-year-old Malian singer, is one of the latest breakout talents from a nation of star-studded musicians. Likened to her mentor, Oumou Sangaré, Fatoumata has been described as the next female African songwriter of significance, lighting up stages around the world with her radiant voice and infectious Afro-pop grooves. She spins elements of jazz and funk into a spare yet sensual folk-rock sound, inflecting it with the rhythms and melodies of Wassoulou, her ancestral song form. Between recording sessions she has found time to collaborate on Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project and contribute vocals to albums by Cheikh Lô, AfroCubism, Herbie Hancock, and Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou.

Tickets are $12 to $30 and can be purchased online.

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