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Fatoumata Diawara Launches North American Winter Tour

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on January 28, 2014 - 12:59pm
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Fatoumata Diawara returns to North America for a month-long winter tour of Canada and the US. This leg opens with a six-city tour through Canada, starting in Alberta tonight, followed by stops in Ontario and Quebec. The US run begins February 7 with shows in Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, and California. Diawara will be joined by fellow Malian musician Bassekou Kouyaté for several shows. She returns to the States to perform at the Savannah Music Festival in April on a double bill with Bombino.

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Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album, Fatou, was released in North America in 2012 on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records, returns to the continent for a month-long winter tour of Canada and the United States. This leg opens with a six-city tour through Canada, starting at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert, Alberta, tonight, followed by the Epcor Centre in Calgary tomorrow, and stops in Ontario and Quebec. The US run begins February 7 in Ann Arbor, followed by shows in Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont, and California. Diawara will be joined by fellow Malian musician Bassekou Kouyaté for several shows along the way. She returns to the States to perform at the Savannah Music Festival in April on a double bill with Bombino.

See below for all of Diawara's currently scheduled tour dates; for additional details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

On her debut album, Fatou, singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara—whom the Telegraph calls “the most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time” and Mojo calls a "spell-weaving new voice"—uses elements of jazz, pop, and funk along with her ancestral Wassoulou tradition. John Paul Jones, Toumani Diabate, and Tony Allen all make guest appearances. Uncut gives Fatou four stars; Pitchfork calls it "beguiling." The Washington Post says "her well-crafted songs are quietly powerful." To pick up a copy of Fatou, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

FATOUMATA DIAWARA ON TOUR

Jan 29 Arden Theatre St. Albert, AB
Jan 30 Jack Singer Concert Hall, Epcor Centre* Calgary, AB
Jan 31 Aeolian Hall London, ON
Feb 1 Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory* Toronto, ON
Feb 2 Molson Canadian Studio, Hamilton Place Hamilton, ON
Feb 5 Centennial Theatre, Bishop's University Sherbrooke, QC
Feb 7 Michigan Theater* Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 8 Lafayette Theater Lafayette, IN
Feb 13 Norton Center for the Arts Danville, KY
Feb 14 Memorial Hall, University of North Carolina* Chapel Hill, NC
Feb 15 Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond* Richmond, VA
Feb 21 Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington, VT
Feb 22 L'Astral Montreal, QC
Feb 26 Price Center East Ballroom, UC San Diego San Diego, CA
Feb 27 Campbell Hall, UC Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
Feb 28 The Broad Stage Santa Monica, CA
     
Apr 4 Savannah Music Festival** Savannah, GA
Apr 12 Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis, MN
   

* w/ Bassekou Kouyaté
** w/ Bombino

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