After a series of longer established African stars, a more contemporary one – the Ivory Coast born singer songwriter, from her 2018 album, Fenfo (Something To Say), with a song about mass migration and its ongoing world crisis levels, with a billion people on the move out of a world population of 7 billion. The title means "My Love/Confidant", and the song is all about a young man who leaves behind his true love and family, departing across the desert with few possessions in search for a better life. The lyrics include: ""He has left his family and friends behind and gone away / He may never come back / What am I to do? He was my friend and my confidant."
Diawara grew up in Mali and then moved to France, combines southern Mali Wassoulou traditions with western influences. Her rich, powerful voice mixes with a fusion of funk, jazz and more. She has toured extensively, including in 2012 with the Africa Express Train with Damon Albarn, Rokia Traoré, Baaba Maal, Amadou & Mariam and others.
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