Woman power from Mali – Fatoumata Diawara live in concert at the 30th Africa Festival Würzburg in 2018.
Fatoumata Diawara (Bambara: ߝߊ߫ߕߎߡߕߊ ߖߊ߯ߥߙߊ߫, romanized: Fatumta Jawara, born 1982 in Ouragahio, Ivory Coast) is a Malian actress, singer-songwriter and guitarist currently living in France. She received two nominations at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for Best World Music Album for her album Fenfo and Best Dance Recording for “Ultimatum” in which she was featured with the English band Disclosure.
Her debut album ´Fatou´ (2011) featuring the hit “Sowa“ conquered the charts of the world music scene. She was the lead of several movies and theatre plays. Her last projects were the collaboration with Cuban musician Roberto Fonseca (”At Home“ / 2015), the fusion album “Lamomali“ (2017) with French rock musician Matthieu Chedid, as well as the documentary “Mali Blues“. Last year she performed on stage at the Africa festival with Tuareg Ahmed Ag Kaedy, one of the protagonists from this movie. By popular request we have invited the fighter for the rights of women in Africa again to make the festival tent boil. In 2013 she received the Africa Festival Award.
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32nd International Africa Festival from June 3rd to 6th, 2021
TICKETS are available here: https://www.africafestival.org/tickets
The Africa Festival Würzburg has been established in 1989 and is the largest festival for African music and culture in Europe. More than 400 groups and individual artists from 56 African and Caribbean countries have performed live on stage in Würzburg so far and represented the cultural wealth of the African continent to more than 2.100.00 visitors.
Das Africa Festival Würzburg besteht seit 1989 und ist das größte Festival für afrikanische Musik und Kultur in Europa. Über 400 Gruppen und Einzelkünstler aus 56 Ländern Afrikas und der Karibik sind bisher in Würzburg aufgetreten und haben vor mehr als 2.100.000 Besuchern Konzerte gespielt und den kulturellen Reichtum des afrikanischen Kontinents repräsentiert.