Alt has teamed up with the Roundhouse to offer two free tickets as part of our SheCAN initiative- to see the award winning artist Fatoumata on 30th January in action.
Hailed as one of the most vital standard-bearers of modern African music, Fatoumata Diawara performs as part of In the Round. The Malian artist has been praised for her distinctive, melodic voice and ability to harmonise Pan-African folk and traditional instrumentals with soul, R&B and funk. With two albums to date, Fatoumata has worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary music including, Bobby Womack, Paul McCartney and Herbie Hancock
Celebrating its fifth year, the Roundhouse presents In the Round, which runs 24 January – 1 February 2020 the line up is an eclectic mix of artists in a rare, intimate setting featuring John Grant, Alice Russell, Anaïs Mitchell, Badly Drawn Boy, Beverley Knight, Fatoumata Diawara, Jorge Drexler and #KOKOROKO.
Since its inception in 2016, In the Round has become known for its bold and adventurous
programming. An eclectic mix of genre-spanning artists present a series of special shows that include unique one-offs, exclusive premieres, solo sets and storytelling, making it a key fixture of the musical calendar and an exciting start to the year.
The line up:
Friday 24 January Jorge Drexler
Saturday 25 January Badly Drawn Boy
Monday 27 January Alice Russell
Tuesday 28 January KOKOROKO
Wednesday 29 January John Grant
Thursday 30 January Fatoumata Diawara
Friday 31 January Anaïs Mitchell
with support from Bonny Light Horseman
Saturday 01 February Beverley Knight
As part of the Roundhouse’s commitment to developing emerging talent, young artists who use the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios will perform as support acts for each headline artist.
To win answer the following question: What was the name of the recent award won by Fatoumata Diawara it begins with S ? Rules apply: this competition is open to women only, as part of the SheCAN initiative to provide opportunities for women of color to enjoy, be part of the arts. Winners will be notified by 25th January – the competition closes 5pm on the 24th January 2020.
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