Apr 8, 2013 / 114 notes

Fatoumata Diawara at Webeon Festival in Austin - 04.07.2013

Fatou is a guitarist and singer from Mali. Her show today at Webeon World Music Festival in Austin was perhaps my favorite. This woman is so talented and beautiful. At various points throughout the show she taught the audience different dance moves from Africa. Fatou also spoke on Mali and the recent religious war that’s been declared on music . She emphasized the importance of music not only to Malian culture and history but to Africa and the world, for it is “the only language that knows and teaches peace”. If you do not yet know her music go ahead and drift off with the sounds of her mesmerizing voice… 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E82BifytoYY

Here is an article from last year about Mali:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/mali-militants-declare-war-music

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