First there was Oumou Sangare. Then came Rokia Traore. Now the latest female singing sensation from the Wassoulou region of Mali in West Africa is Fatoumata Diawara. She toured in January and gave a stunning performance in the Spiegeltent at Sydney Festival. And she’s on my Global Beat radio program on Qantas inflight. If you’re flying internationally from December 2011 to February 2012, tune in for a listen. Check out this clip from YouTube for Kanou from her album Fatou.