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Fatoumata Diawara

Thursday, February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, singer, songwriter, and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara is taking her artistry to fresh and thrilling heights. Boldly experimental yet respectful of her Malian roots, Fatoumata’s music defines her as the voice of young African womanhood ‘” proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future. Her live performances ‘scream with energy’ (NPR), her stage presence both ‘hypnotic’ and ‘captivating’ (Rolling Stone). Fatoumata’s most recent release, the Grammy Award nominated Fenfo, is a set of vivid and original new compositions that draw on the rich experiences and musical adventures she’s enjoyed in recent years. A modern day storyteller, Fatoumata covers such timeless subjects as respect, humility, love, migration, family and how to build a better world for our children in her music. ‘Don’t sing just to sing,’ she emphasizes, ‘sing to change things, to make things better.’

Listening Room will be donating the proceeds from the Fatoumata Diawara show to Schools For Sierra Leone!

Schools For Sierra Leone supports the work of Kabala Christian School in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

All funds raised by Schools For Sierra Leone go directly to the work of education in under-served areas, those going to Kabala going directly to that area!


Thursday, February 27
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Listening Room
123 Ionia
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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