Fatoumata Diawara: Clandestin live session - video

Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara visits the Guardian studio to enchant us with an exclusive live version of the song Clandestin from her album Fatou on World Circuit records. Her music blends the Wassalou tradition of southern Mali with external influences to create a warm, friendly and sensual sound whether performing solo or in a group

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