Global Notes: New album by Malian artist silky smooth

November 2, 2011

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(Courtesy of Fatoumata Diawara)
Fatoumata Diawa plays guitar and writes songs that blend the Wassalou traditions of southern Mali with international influences.

On today's Global Notes, Jerome and Radio M host Tony Sarabia listen to the debut release by Fatoumata Diawara, a Malian artist who lives in Paris. Her EP, Fatou, has generated a lot of positive buzz in Europe.

Also, Tony recommends seeing Syrian artist Omar Souleyman, a high energy artist with a lof-fi sound, at the Empty Bottle tonight. Global Notes featured his album Jazeera Nights last year.




Track List

1. Kanou - Fatoumata Diawara

2. Bakonoba - Fatoumata Diawara

3. Clandestin - Fatoumata Diawara

4. Stab My Heart - Omar Souleyman

5. Nayan - Fatoumata Diawara


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