New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) World renowned musicians Fatoumata Diawara and Vieux Farka Toure are set to perform in the country as part of Blackberrys Sharp Nights-Masters of World Music, a five-city World Music tour.
Diawara will perform in Delhi Nov 19 at Blue Frog, Mehrauli and in Hyderabad Nov 22 at Durgam Cheerayu Park, Jubilee Hills, while Toure will perform in Pune Dec 3, in Bangalore Dec 6 and in Mumbai Dec 10.
Diawara, born in Ivory Coast is a Malian musician currently living in France. She has spent the last year touring the world, culminating in a landmark performance at Glastonbury in 2013.
Toure is also a Malian singer and was invited to perform at the opening celebration of the 2010 FIFA World Cup along with other performers including Shakira and Alicia Keys.
Organised by menswear brand Blackberrys, Sharp Nights will promote local musical talent also besides showcasing Diawara and Toure. A scholarship fund has also been announced to help conserve traditional Indian music.