Daily Discovery: Fatoumata Diawara – AMBÈ feat Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves, Mayra Andrade….

The joy and of harmony and collaboration… for her new single ‘Ambè’, Fatoumata Diawara brought together an exceptional all-star all-female group of musicians of African origin or descent for a one-off, non-commercial song available only on YouTube and social media.
 
The tun was composed during the first lockdown when Fatou “invited each musician to contribute vocals and lyrics to a verse on the song”. Each part was recorded remotely and eventually being mixed together.
 
I had the idea to write a song to remind us all that no matter what colour you are, which country you come from, if you’re rich or poor, a doctor or poor person on the street, we are all equal and all the same. COVID reminds us that we are all one and that we should fight for love instead of fighting over our differences. I didn’t want to write and record it alone, so I called out to women, my sisters. I could have contacted over 100 people and the song could’ve been one or two hours long. Obviously, that’s not possible nowadays so I opted for eight girls and it is already amazing to me. I would love for others to join in, perhaps 1000 women and we will keep singing to remind people that we are all one and this mentality will save future generations.”. (Fatoumata Diawara)
 

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