Win FREE Tickets to Fatoumata Diawara @ Sanctuary for Independent Media on Friday

Captivating Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara is bringing her infectious Afro-pop sound to the Sanctuary for Independent Media in Troy at 8pm on Friday (April 29), the Sanctuary continues its season-long tenth anniversary celebration. An unforgettable live performer who brings the music to fever pitch before exploding into the Malian didadi dance, Fatou sings of love, politics and empowerment.

Songlines: “Just when you thought Mali couldn’t possibly produce any more extraordinary new musical stars, here’s another.”

The Guardian: “Confidence, charm, and a cool, clear voice… impressive…”

The London Telegraph: “The most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time…”

Uncut: “This charismatic, statuesque 28-year-old former actress from Mali looks likely to be the next breakout star from African music…these are strong, simple songs with emotions that transcend language.”

Tickets for Friday’s concert are $25, and are available in advance or at the door.

BUT WAIT… We’re giving away a pair of FREE TICKETS to the show to a lucky Nippertown reader. To enter the contest, just post a comment below. Please leave your email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. The deadline to enter is 12:30pm on Thursday (April 28), and the winner will be selected at random and notified on Thursday afternoon. Enter today! And good luck! Congratulations to the winner, who has been notified by email.

  1. Diane M Donnelly says

    Thank you , The Sanctuary For Indepdant Media , for bringing such celebrated talent to this area !!!
    Fatoumata Diawara !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!………

  2. steve nover says

    Africa unite

  3. David Brickman says

    It’s great to hear a fresh voice in Malian music!

  4. carol says

    the center always challenges listeners to learn and grow

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