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12-13 Fatoumata Diawara
Friday, September 28, 2012 at 7:30PM
The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce Street
Located between Park Row and Gold Street (near Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall)
2/3 to Park Place/Broadway; R/W to City Hall; J/M/Z to Fulton Street; 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
The extraordinary story of Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara’s meteoric rise as one of today’s most exciting artists. begins with her joining a theatre company, performing the classical Greek role of Antigone, starring in a string of successful films, running away to France and finally finding her calling as a musician. At the center of her music is a warm, affecting voice; spare, rhythmical guitar playing; and gorgeously melodic songs incorporating elements of funk, soul and jazz. This show marks her NY debut as a soloist and celebrates her latest cd on the Nonesuch label.