Fatoumata Diawara - Fatou [Ltd Edition Yellow LP] (Love Record Stores Exclusive)
Release Date: 03 Sep 2021
Genre: World Music
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The classic debut album from Grammy-nominated Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara, ‘Fatou’ was originally released in 2011 to great critical acclaim and features guests Toumani Diabaté on kora, Tony Allen on drums and Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones on bass. Since the release, Fatoumata’s profile has further grown thanks to her features with Disclosure, Gorillaz and Africa Express.
To celebrate this year’s Love Record Stores initiative, the release now sees a special limited edition yellow vinyl pressing.
“These are strong, simple songs with emotions that transcend language.”
Uncut, Debut of the Month (4/5)
“Whisper it gently, but some of the West African music attracting so much attention lately hasn’t lived up to the hype. This France-based singer song-writer is definitely an exception”
The Sunday Times
“…a thrilling listen…A graceful, subtle album that increases its hold with every play.”
The Independent on Sunday
“The most beguiling talent to hit the world music scene in some time… this stylish debut doesn’t put a foot wrong.”
The Telegraph (5/5)
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