Fatoumata Diawara Performs in the Democracy Now! Studio

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Friday June 01, 2018

From Democracy Now!

Malian Singer Fatoumata Diawara Performs in the Democracy Now! Studio & Discusses the Migrant Crisis

‘In a world of seven billion people, one billion are migrants.’ Those are the words that appear at the start of the new music video by our guest, the great Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara. She sings, ‘My love has gone far away and may never come back. He has left his family and friends behind and gone away / He may never come back / What am I to do? He was my friend and my confidant.’ The song ‘Nterini” appears on her new record FENFO. In 2013 she gathered 40 of the best known Malian musicians to come together to record a song calling for peace in the war-torn country. Diawara joins us in our Democracy Now! studio for a performance and an interview about her life and career, the importance of women in Malian society and the migrant crisis in Europe.

Watch the video here