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Carlou D (SN)

An outspoken voice from Senegal’s hip-hop generation, Carlou D and his band bring spiritual roots music, clean living and electric performances straight from Dakar’s ripe music scene.

Born in one of Dakar’s suburbs in 1979, Ibrahima Loucard grew up under the musical eye of his father, who initiated him into the vast and varied styles of music of that time. Immediately hooked on the sounds, Carlou D, as he and his band are known, left school at sixteen and started performing on local stages set up around his neighbourhood.

After a successful single release in 2002 Carlou was noticed by Senegal’s hard-hitting political rapper, Didier Awadi, who invited him to join Positive Black Soul, the country’s first, and arguabl...

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Fatoumata Diawara (ML)

Fatoumata Diawara (born 1982) is a Malian musician currently living in France. Born in the Ivory Coast to Malian parents, Diawara moved to France to pursue acting, appearing in Cheikh Oumar Cissoko's 1999 feature film La Genèse, Dani Kouyaté's popular 2001 film Sia, le rêve du python, in the internationally renowned street theatre troupe Royal Deluxe, and played a leading role in the musical Kirikou et Karaba. She later took up the guitar and began composing her own material, writing songs that blend Wassalou traditions of Southern Mali with international influences. Noted for her distinct “sensuous voice,” she has performed and recorded with Oumou Sangaré, AfroCubism, Dee Dee Bridgewater (on Red Earth: A Malian Journey), and the Orchest...

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