16 Jan - 2 Feb 2025

Fatoumata Diawara and Carola Ortiz


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3rd Feb 2024
Old Fruitmarket
£22.40* includes booking fee
Age restrictions
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
Seating Type
Celtic Connections 2024

Fatoumata Diawara earned nominations at the Grammy Awards and Victoires de la Musique for her album Fenfo. Her latest, London Ko – co-produced by Damon Albarn, and featuring the English artist plus an impressive line-up of international special guests – has elevated her into the ranks of the great voices of Afrofuturism.

Diawara reinvents traditional African music, dismantling the unconscious collective stereotype of the continent and demonstrating her appreciation of the importance of interculturality. Striking a perfect balance between traditional Malian rhythms and synthetic sounds, using genres of afrobeat, jazz, pop, electro and hip hop, she shifts between avant-garde styles and tributes to her ancestors. 

As a composer and producer, Carola Ortiz has released three albums. Sirin in 2016; Spirala in 2018 and Pecata Beata in 2021. Her work spans the realms of jazz, singer songwriter forms and world music rhythms and instrumentation. Cantareras is Carola Ortiz's fourth solo music project, encompassing a curated collection of songs and romances drawn from the rich female oral tradition of the Iberian Peninsula, reimagined with a contemporary twist. 

Venue details

Old Fruitmarket
G1 1NQ
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