Fatoumata Diawali, Singer, dancer and a very photogenic musician - Mali background, now based in France). Full of energy and smiles, she puts on a great show!. This was her first visit to Canada. Born in Ivory Coast (1982).
On the link provided she sing Bissa, and here is my translation: ;-) There are 50 languages spoken in Mali! Bambara is the most common after French.
They wanted to give me to a man, but I refused, as I didn’t love him
I want to choose a man for myself, who I love
I love Bourama, but he didn’t treat me right
I love Sola, but he didn’t treat me right
I love Alama, but he didn’t treat me right
Chorus: So what to do? So what to do? So what to do? So what to do?
Her show was part of Free Luminato festival, which just finished on Sunday (17. June). The background colour and pattern was constantly changing, so many photos I took, were too busy!
for more photos of musicians see my pages on All About Jazz web site