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Fatoumata Diawara Kicks Off US Spring Tour

  • Thursday, March 28, 2013
    Fatoumata Diawara Kicks Off US Spring Tour

    Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album, Fatou, was released in North America last summer on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records, kicks off a month-long tour of the United States with an Afropop Spectacular with Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, this Saturday. The 13-city tour includes a two-night run in Seattle, shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Albuquerque, El Paso, New Orleans, and sets at the Houston and Louisiana International Festivals, as well as a trip to Mexico for a show in the capital city. Diawara returns to the States later this spring to perform at the Bonnaroo festival in June.

    See below for all of Diawara's currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Fatou, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    Earlier this month, Fatoumata Diawara performed a special show with Angélique Kidjo for International Women's Day at Royal Festival Hall in London. The Guardian gives the "highly entertaining show" four stars, with reviewer Robin Denselow describing Diawara as "something of a revelation." She offered "a sophisticated, attacking set in which controlled and powerful vocals wer ematched against a passionate peace song for Mali, followed by an inspired dance workout."

    FATOUMATA DIAWARA ON TOUR

    Mar 30 Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA
    Apr 2&3 Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
    Apr 5 Mayne Stage Chicago, IL
    Apr 6  Rapp-Owen Granary  New Harmony, IN
    Apr 7  Wobeon Festival Austin, TX
    Apr 12 The Cedar Minneapolis, MN
    Apr 14 Outpost  Albuquerque, NM              
    Apr 15 Old Martina's Hall Taos, NM
    Apr 18  El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, MEXICO
    Apr 20 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
    Apr 21 Houston International Festival Houston, TX
    Apr 25&27 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette, LA
    Apr 26 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
       
    Jun 13  Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
       
on March 29, 2013 - 11:00am
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Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album, Fatou, was released in North America last summer on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records, kicks off a month-long US tour with an Afropop Spectacular with Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, on Saturday. The 13-city tour includes a two-night run in Seattle, shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Albuquerque, El Paso, New Orleans, and sets at the Houston and Louisiana International Festivals. Diawara returns to the US later this spring to perform at Bonnaroo.

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Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album, Fatou, was released in North America last summer on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records, kicks off a month-long tour of the United States with an Afropop Spectacular with Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, California, this Saturday. The 13-city tour includes a two-night run in Seattle, shows in Chicago, Minneapolis, Austin, Albuquerque, El Paso, New Orleans, and sets at the Houston and Louisiana International Festivals, as well as a trip to Mexico for a show in the capital city. Diawara returns to the States later this spring to perform at the Bonnaroo festival in June.

See below for all of Diawara's currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To pick up a copy of Fatou, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

Earlier this month, Fatoumata Diawara performed a special show with Angélique Kidjo for International Women's Day at Royal Festival Hall in London. The Guardian gives the "highly entertaining show" four stars, with reviewer Robin Denselow describing Diawara as "something of a revelation." She offered "a sophisticated, attacking set in which controlled and powerful vocals wer ematched against a passionate peace song for Mali, followed by an inspired dance workout."

FATOUMATA DIAWARA ON TOUR

Mar 30 Zellerbach Hall Berkeley, CA
Apr 2&3 Dimitriou's Jazz Alley Seattle, WA
Apr 5 Mayne Stage Chicago, IL
Apr 6  Rapp-Owen Granary  New Harmony, IN
Apr 7  Wobeon Festival Austin, TX
Apr 12 The Cedar Minneapolis, MN
Apr 14 Outpost  Albuquerque, NM              
Apr 15 Old Martina's Hall Taos, NM
Apr 18  El Plaza Condesa Mexico City, MEXICO
Apr 20 Tricky Falls El Paso, TX
Apr 21 Houston International Festival Houston, TX
Apr 25&27 Festival International de Louisiane Lafayette, LA
Apr 26 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
   
Jun 13  Bonnaroo Manchester, TN
   
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Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 10:00
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Fatoumata Diawara is also performing at Jazz in the South (www.jazzinthesouth.org) in Saint Lucia on 1 May.

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