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CD: Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

CD: Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou

A sublime and quietly rebellious debut from the Malian singer-songwriter

Fatoumata Diawara: a new Malian star is born

Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara produces guitar riffs that are like quiet musical mantras from which songs seem to blossom like exquisite orchids. Or at least that’s the effect achieved by a combination of the songs themselves and the exquisitely understated arrangements which one can imagine were a pleasure for Diawara to work on with regular World Circuit producer Nick Gold.

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