French based Malian singer, songwriter (and actress) Fatoumata Diawara’s music warms your heart and soul on a spiritual level. With a handful of fabulous records released over the past years in the form of ‘Fatou’ in 2011 and ‘Fenfo’ last year, the Ivory Coast born singer, songwriter and musician has continually impressed with her heartwarming compositions and stirring voice. Over the course of ten tracks that make up ‘Fenfo’, Diawara flexes her dynamic vocals and eloquent songwriting over inventive soundscapes that bring wonderfully bring together both modern and traditional elements.
For COLORS, Fatoumata Diawara shares an enthralling performance of ‘Nterini’, the dazzling opening track to ‘Fenfo’. Soundtracked by powerful tribal drums and handclaps that are later joined by killer guitar lines, its Diawara’s potent vocals that pierce through and tug at your heartstrings – you can’t help but digest each and every word she utters, regardless of whether those words are understood or not. Succumb to the brilliant performance of ‘Nterini’ up top, and if you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out ‘Fenfo’ too.