Fatoumata Diawara Releases "Bonya"

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Monday September 24, 2018

From PRI

Fatoumata Diawara’s latest single ‘Bonya’ will inspire you to jump around the room
By: Steven Davy

Fatoumata Diawara is on a mission with her music. In a newly released video for her song ‘Bonya,’ the Malian-born musician says we all need and deserve respect.The video, featured above, was directed by Juan Gomez at Montuno. ‘Bonya’ features a range of influences from 1960s R&B and is laced with sounds from the West African kora. ‘Bonya’ is from Diawara’s second solo album, Fenfo, which translates from her native Bambara as ‘something to say.’ It’s a follow-up to Diawara’s debut album Fatou, recorded seven years ago. The Guardian’s Robin Denselow called the record a ‘classy affair that demonstrates her impressive musical range.’

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