Ghanaian artiste Fatau Keita, will be attending the Best Instrumentalists of Africa Festival (MIA) from November 29 to December 2 in Cotonou, Benin.
The festival is expected to bring together instrumentalists from African countries such Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Madagascar, Swaziland, Kenya, Morocco and Tanzania.
The annual event will also have in attendance, music producers, artiste managers and journalists across Africa.
Fatau Keita is the only Ghanaian musician who has been invited to this year’s festival. The Ghanaian musician was selected to represent Ghana through a fiercely contested balloting. He will also be sharing stage with all the big African musicians billed to perform at the festival.
Fatau Keita is one of the few Ghanaian musicians who predominantly use traditional instrument and rhythms in their compositions.
He has promised to use the festival to promote Ghanaian music and culture, as well as showcase his great talent and stagecraft.
His music is influenced by African music colossi like Youssou N’Dour, Angelique Kidjo, Salif Keita and Fela Kuti.
With just one album to his credit, Keita has been able to win the hearts of music fans with his type of music is a crossover of traditional Dagomba music, with tinges highlife.
He has songs like ‘My Baby,’ ‘Act Like a Woman,’ ‘Sumia Aduwa,’ all on the ‘Selina’ album.
Watch ‘Act as a Woman’ below: