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There are multiple artists under the name Fatima:

1. Fatima Bramma-Sey, better known as simply Fatima, is a 25-year-old Swedish soul songstress recording on Floating Points’ and Alexander Nut’s Eglo Records. Her ability to improvise and cover a wide range of musical styles was an inspiration to Nut, who quickly became a fan and invited the young Swede into the Eglo fold.

Fatima’s musical approach is also deeply tied to her own diverse roots. Growing up in Sweden as the child of a Senagelese/Gambian mom who owned a boutique in Stockholm that traded in African wares, Fatima was exposed to the rich vibrations of West African music from an early age, sparking an interest in the many musical styles that African rhythms have engendered. Now she’s managed to bring all those raw styles together. “The combination between soul and electronic sounds is the future,” she offers. “On the other hand, it doesn’t matter what instruments you’ve got to make tunes—the mind is the only thing that can limit yourself at the end of the day.”

Lately, Fatima has been working on a new record with Floating Points. “I think this EP feels a bit more live, in the sense that we actually both recorded in the same room, playing our instruments live simultaneously,” Fatima says. “It’s a mix of written tunes and improvised sentences and melodies.”

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