Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - Wednesday, April 3, 2013
91.3 KBCS and the Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley presents critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and guitarist Fatoumata Diawara, touring in support of her debut release, Fatou. Band members are Corine Thuy Thy (vocals/percussion), Ekoue Jean-Baptiste Gbadoe (drum), Jean Alain Hohy (bass) and Gregory Emonet (guitar). Set times on Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30pm. Doors open at 5:30pm.
Fatoumata Diawara's debut album, Fatou, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. On her debut album, singer/songwriter Fatoumata—whom The Telegraph calls "the most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time" and Mojo calls a "spell-weaving new voice" - uses elements of jazz, pop, and funk along with her ancestral Wassoulou tradition. John Paul Jones, Toumani Diabate, and Tony Allen all make guest appearances. Uncut gives Fatou four stars; Pitchfork calls it "beguiling." The Washington Post says, "her well-crafted songs are quietly powerful."