Later, Diawara ran around the stage reaching out and clasping hands. She whirled around like a Malian whirling dervish, a shekere in one hand and a microphone in another, and made violent hand movements as she demonstrated various dance moves from the continentNorth Africa, the Congo, South Africa and Chad. For her parting number she chose "Tounkan," which told the tale of a husband's emotional farewell to the wife he will be leaving behind.
Following a standing ovation, Diawara returned to encore with "Salimata" and danced in tandem with audience members as the two-hour performance drew to its apex.
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