Total plays 0
follow us vimeo youtube twitter facebook
logo soundchess
FATOUMATA DIAWARA & ROBERTO FONSECA
Sowa
  • ACTION
  • ON STAGE
  • BACKSTRANGE
all videos
Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca  _Sowa
on stage_
Live at Teatro Sociale, Como Italy - July 2015

A collaboration between the young Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara and Roberto Fonseca.
Both Diawara and Fonseca learned their craft from old masters: she as a backing singer for her fellow Malian Oumou Sangaré; he as a pianist with members of the Buena Vista Social Club, essentially playing the part of Rubén González. He does not share González’s gravitational pull towards classicism, but he does have the same fascination with letting a melodic line walk off a cliff and keep on walking.
Diawara is coolly feminist and a fervent advocate for the dispossessed of Africa.
Extended instrumental sections allowed the musicians to spread their wings.

“Sowa” deals with children given up for adoption.



Fatoumata Diawara - Voz & Acustic Guitar
Roberto Fonseca - Piano, key & vocal
Ramsés Rodríguez - Drums
Bah Sekou - Guitar
Yandy Martinez - Bass
Sidibé Drissa - Kamalen, Ngoni