"Nterini" - New Single/Video

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Wednesday March 07, 2018

From NPR Music

Fatoumata Diawara’s Stirring Reminder Of The Global Migrant Crisis
By: Robin Hilton

The video, directed by the Ethiopian artist Aïda Muluneh, follows a young man as he crosses the desert, a single bag of belongings slung over his shoulder. Though he’s left behind a woman he loves and his family, he’s gone in search of a better life. By the end, his family receives news of his journey ‘” it isn’t good. It’s a subtle, affecting reminder of the global migration crisis.

“Nterini,” which means “My Love/Confidant,” is from Diawara’s just-announced album FENFO, due out May 18 on Shanachie. It’s her followup to 2011’s debut full-length Fatou.

Watch the stunning new video here