Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara

Curated by Fatoumata Diawara

Over the past decade, Malian, Grammy-nominated artist, musician, and actress Fatoumata Diawara has been universally praised as one of Africa’s most trailblazing and outspoken voices. Diawara’s take on Pan-African folk is simply unmistakable: graceful, enchanting and effortlessly vibrant.

Diawara’s work transcends the subdivisions of Africa and the world as a whole, fighting for the rights of women and children in her homeland. Meanwhile, her Wassoulou roots continue to snake off into the vast realms of Afropop, jazz, R&B, and blues. Diawara crossed paths with Herbie Hancock, Oumou Sangaré, Nicolas Jaar, Paul McCartney, and Damon Albarn.

Photography: Aida Muluneh

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