02 October 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Photo Gallery: Fatoumata Diawara

Fatoumata Diawara graced the Schimmel Center stage this past Friday, September 28, and blew away all expectations with her wondrous set. Even getting the ever-cynical New York City crowd to get up and dance, Diawara’s 90 minute set included many songs from her US debut, Fatou. Her talent seemed effortless and the band she led never […]

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26 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Watch Fatoumata Diawara and get prepared for this Friday!

We at the Schimmel Center for the Arts are excited to be hosting Wassolou artist Fatoumata Diawara’s first solo New York City performance this Friday, September 28. It is hard not to be utterly mesmerized by Fatou’s voice and talent, and with her debut album being released in the U.S. just one month ago, it […]

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11 September 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Fatoumata Diawara

Sensual, emotive, spirited and poignant — all four words describe Fatoumata Diawara’s music to the tee. A native of Ivory Coast, Diawara’s life is filled with interesting tidbits; profiled by The Guardian, Diawara began as a child actress at age 9, culminating in a few feature films (including Dani Kouyata’s Sia, le rêve du python) […]

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