(born 1964) is a singer, rooted in the griot tradition of the
stands for griot in Wolof. Her mbalax music is rootsier than that of
, and is much more related to praise-singing.
Having sung for many years, she formed her own group and recorded a first cassette in 1992, followed by
three more albums for KSF Diagne Productions in Dakar.
A compilation of songs can be found on the album « Fatou »
released by the London based label Stern's Music in 1998. It was the first international release for this
type of music buy a female Snegalese singer. On the album « Fatou »
her superb voice is accompanied by a xalam
-lute, bass, keyboard (by
's Tapha Faye
), and, thank god, a range of fine Senegalese
percussion (including guest percussionists for tama
and mbeug mbeug