Sunday, March 09, 2008


Fatoumata as the witch Karaba
pic courtesy of Robin Rimbaud

Fatoumata Diawara la jolie go du Mali

I have got to see this show

Fatoumata in Sia

If you are a fan of Broadway shows a la "Lion King" , you may like the musical production of "Kirikou & Karaba" in which you can find as Karaba miss Fatoumata Diawara. The show is set to tour throughout Europe this year, and in 2009 they'll be touring all over Afrika.

She's done so much already at 26, she started her career around the age of 14, she's had the wonderful chance to train w/Sotigui Kouyate,the Royal de Luxe theater company and so many other talented performers. She's working on an album , she's performed w/jazz diva Dee Dee Bridgewater..what so interesting about her 2 me , is the fact that she sings over traditional beats, her sound reminds me so much of Oumou Sangare, et Rokia Traore when i know she could have taken a more modern aproach being that she's lived abroad , received so many other influences bref...interesting young lady...

On the song Tiebaw File, the musical arangement is so it (check her myspace page)

Here are 1 few solo concert dates as well:

Mar 15 2008
A l embassade de Burkina à Paris
Mar 21 2008
Opus café avec Pookie
Apr 24 2008
Satellit Café
May 24 2008
En concert à Mexico du 4 au 12

For those of who may wanna see her on stage, here's the site for Kirikou & Karaba:

Here's Fatoumata Diawara's webbie:
Here's her performing w/music friends:

Oh interesting found this video of Youssou N'Dour & Rokia Traore for Kirikou & Karaba:
Here's a little bit of the show:

Djaa our Malian Sistas sont dedans aussi:)
Eyeee Wayeee:)

1 comment:

Comb & Razor said...

oh wow... i remember her from Sia... i didn't know she had a singing career, though!

(and i definitely didn't know that there was a stage version of Kirikou... damn, that looks like some good stuff!)