Fatoumata Diawara, a combative young woman working tirelessly, is a multifaceted artist, citizen of the world and eager for collaborations, constantly swinging the pendulum between Africa and Europe – via the USA. She thus travels between as many musical universes and cultures, without forgetting the cinema, she who began her acting career with Timbuktu, 7 times nominated for the Oscars. The bubbling Malian carries within it all of today's Africa, synthesizing both its ancestral traditions and its future. Fatoumata has worked with some of the greatest contemporary musicians, sharing recording studios with Bobby Womack, Herbie Hancock and Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, whom she also accompanied on tour.
It was on the occasion of the release of her latest solo album FENFO, that Fatoumata embarked on a French and European tour, brilliantly taking up the challenge of singing in Bambara, her native language: "I like tradition, but I also need to experiment. You can keep your roots and influences, but communicate them in a different style.” A whiff of emotions, and a sacred piece of humanity to discover on July 22 from 10 p.m.