Rising African artist, Fatoumata Diawara graced The Jazz Cafe earlier this week to a warm reception from the Jazz Café.
She was supported by London based jazz band “Waaju”. They made a perfect start to the night, musically encapsulating the vibe of the venue with the influence from a number of cultures across Africa, South America and beyond.
Fatoumata is an amazing talent with many of her songs about female empowerment, which she also verbalised between songs in addition to African migration & a call for cultural cohesion and peace. In almost studio sound quality her husky voice belted across the sold-out Jazz Café, no matter the language as she performed her few English songs, including Nina Simone’s “Sinnerman” where she danced around the stage between her band members, dreadlocks flying.
The show was vital, amazing, uplifting; Fatoumata has a beautiful voice & presence, an artist I will definitely looking out for in the future.