Fenfo – Best World Music Grammy nominee
Rising Malian singer and songwriter Fatoumata Diawara has been nominated for two Grammy™ Awards. Her critically acclaimed Fenfo in the Best World Music category and for her collaboration with UK based electronic music duo Disclosure on the song “Ultimatum” in the Best Dance Recording category.
The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards®. Music’s Biggest Night® returns to Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, and will broadcast live on the CBS Television Network at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards will be announced in all 84 categories on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, and will honor the best in recordings released between Oct. 1, 2017, and Sept. 30, 2018.
Watch Nterini exclusive on France Inter
Fatoumata Diawara have shared a new song ‘Nterini’, first extract of Fenfo, her new record since 2011’s Fatou. It arrives May 25 . Watch on France Inter the video directed by the photographer and Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh.
Fatoumata Diawara will release her new album ‘Fenfo’, which translates as ‘something to say’, through Wagram/Montuno on 25th May. The follow-up to Diawara’s widely acclaimed debut ‘Fatou’, the album was co-produced by Diawara and Matthieu Chedid (better known by his stage name -M-) and recorded in Mali, Burkina Faso, Barcelona and Paris. Diawara, who will play a sold out date at London’s Jazz Café on 26th March, will unveil ‘Nterini’ (which means ‘my love/confidant’), the first single to be taken from ‘Fenfo’ on 8th March. The ‘Nterini’ video, directed by Ethiopian photographer and contemporary artist Aïda Muluneh, will appear on streaming services on 9th March. As Fatoumata explains, ‘Nterini’ is a song about the heartache felt by two lovers separated by distance. My love and my confidant has gone far away and has not sent any news back to me. I love him despite everything and I miss him every day. I want to hear from my darling; otherwise I cannot sleep well at night.”
-M- & Fatoumata Diawara Live Q&A from Cully Jazz Festival
Get ready and ask your questions! -M- and Fatoumata Diawara will be chatting live from Facebook Couleur 3! Watch the full interview here.