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.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Inside Illumination" by Hibou, from the 2019 album Halve on Barsuk Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Hot Motion" by Temples, from the 2019 album Hot Motion on ATO Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is "PDA" by Manatee Commune, from the 2019 album PDA on Bastard Jazz Recordings.