Fatoumata Diawara

The Malian singer graces Lloyd Park with a performance of her intoxicating soulful Pop music.

Fatoumata only released her debut album in 2011, however her rise since has been meteoric – releasing three more records to widespread acclaim and recording with the likes of Damon Albarn and Bobby Womack.

Outspoken on Malian politics and appearing in films such as Timbuktu, about the oppressive regime which controlled Northern parts of the country and banned music from 2012, Fatou uses her music to spread her message.Whether she is crooning over a soft ballad or bouncing around the stage to a funky number – she is a performer that demands attention.