Fatoumata Diawara in Concert

Crossing the border between jazz and African tradition

Dates and tickets

Unfortunately, no further dates are planned for this production.

She has sung with Paul McCartney, Oumou Sangaré, Herbie Hancock and Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has been nominated several times for a Grammy Award and is celebrated worldwide for her unique mix of genres such as Afrobeat, jazz, pop, electro, rock, hip-hop and ska: Fatoumata Diawara. Born in the Ivory Coast and raised in Mali, she made her international breakthrough in 2011 with her debut album Fatou. Today, Fatoumata Diawara is one of the most important representatives of modern African music. In her songs, she stands up for more rights and self-determination for women and is also committed to the fight against female genital mutilation and for a better future for girls in Africa. Her current stage program is called "London Ko", just like her latest album, for which she collaborated with Damon Albarn from the Gorillaz. Fatoumata Diawara uses the term "London Ko" to describe an imaginary continent where Europe and Africa come together. In June, the singer-songwriter with the simultaneously clear and raspy voice can be seen on stage at the Opera House as part of the Stimmen series.