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Watch: Fatoumata Diawara's Video for "Bakonoba," from Her Debut Album, "Fatou"

  • Thursday, September 13, 2012
    Watch: Fatoumata Diawara's Video for "Bakonoba," from Her Debut Album, "Fatou"

    Fatoumata Diawara's debut album, Fatou, was released in North America on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records late last month. Now comes the release of a new music video featuring the album track "Bakonoba." The video was directed by Sam Birt and produced and edited by OLO Creative Farm. Watch it below.

    Diawara, who was raised in Mali and now lives in Paris, recently completed a five-day tour with Africa Express, which also featured Toumani Diabaté and Tony Allen, who both make guest appearances on Fatou, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Koyate (of AfroCubism fame), Damon Albarn, and more, including a special surprise turn from Sir Paul McCartney at the tour's closing night in London last Saturday.

    Diawara will launch a tour of the US at the Cityfolk festival in Dayton, Ohio, next Thursday, September 20, and make stops in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Indiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. For details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To pick up a copy of Fatou, head to iTunes and Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

    Watch "Bakonoba" here:

     

on September 13, 2012 - 1:27pm
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Fatoumata Diawara, whose debut album, Fatou, was released in North America late last month, has now released a music video for the album track "Bakonoba." The video was directed by Sam Birt and produced and edited by OLO Creative Farm. Watch it here. Diawara, who was raised in Mali and now lives in Paris, recently completed a five-day tour with Africa Express and will launch a tour of the US on September 20.

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Fatoumata Diawara's debut album, Fatou, was released in North America on World Circuit / Nonesuch Records late last month. Now comes the release of a new music video featuring the album track "Bakonoba." The video was directed by Sam Birt and produced and edited by OLO Creative Farm. Watch it below.

Diawara, who was raised in Mali and now lives in Paris, recently completed a five-day tour with Africa Express, which also featured Toumani Diabaté and Tony Allen, who both make guest appearances on Fatou, Amadou & Mariam, Bassekou Koyate (of AfroCubism fame), Damon Albarn, and more, including a special surprise turn from Sir Paul McCartney at the tour's closing night in London last Saturday.

Diawara will launch a tour of the US at the Cityfolk festival in Dayton, Ohio, next Thursday, September 20, and make stops in New York City, Chicago, Washington, DC, Indiana, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. For details and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of Fatou, head to iTunes and Amazon, or the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout.

Watch "Bakonoba" here:

 

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Fatoumata Diawara: "Bakonoba" [video]

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