Fatoumata Diawara - Negue Negue

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "Negue Negue" by Fatoumata Diawara, from the 2018 album Fenfo (Something To Say) on Montuno/Shanachie Ent. Corp.
WRITTEN BY JASMINE ALBERTSON
PHOTO BY Aida Muluneh

Malian-born, Paris-based singer/songwriter Fatoumata Diawara released her debut album, Fatou, all the way back in 2011 and since then has been involved in a variety of projects with other musicians like Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, and fellow Malians Amadou & Mariam and Oumou Sangaré. Recently, she finally unveiled her sophomore solo album, Fenfo. The title translates as “something to say,” and even if you don’t speak Bambara, it’s clear that she does. “Negue Negue” is one of the more upbeat tracks on the album, a funky dance track that could hold relevance at any time or place. Below, watch the video for early single “Nterini,” which follows one migrant man as he crosses the desert with a single bag, shedding light on the global migration crisis. 

 

 

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