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African rising star performs in Fallon

Tomorrow night is the City’s free in-the-park concert with Fatoumata Diawara, one of the rising young stars in African and World music. The show here is part of her extensive first North American tour which will take her from Bonaroo to Fallon, Grass Valley, the Napa Valley Opera House, Yoshi’s in Oakland, Chicago, New York’s Central Park Summer Stage and many other venues. Diawara’s group features her arresting melodies soaring over intricate guitar and drum arrangements and she’s created a unique contemporary folk sound that draws upon Jazz and Blues as well as the Wassoulou traditions of her native Mali. …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Jun 19, 2013 08:47AM Published Jun 13, 2013 07:23PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.