2012 Powerhouse Duo opens Cafe: Fatima Washington & Afrodisiacs
Saturday, January 14 the Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe opens the season with two incredible Fort Wayne talents: the alluring Fatima Washington, and the dynamic Afrodisiacs.
“Before fame, photographs, and tabloids, there is talent. And Washington has it – the kid of voice the ear follows through winding scales…It’s both soft and powerful filled with the echoes of R&B and soul pioneers such as Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle.” –Emma Downs, The Journal Gazette
She’s a regular at Blu Tomato. She’s opened for nationally known acts. Now, the alluring ly soulful Fatima Washington is bringing her voice and charisma to the Acoustic SpokenWord Cafe, in downtown Fort Wayne.
After taking off four years to attend college, Fatima made up her mind to pursue music full time. At home in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Fatima started singing background vocals on various studio recordings for Sweetwater Sound. Most recently, Fatima has opened for Bobby Valentino, the SOS Band, Adina Howard, The Whispers, Paul Anka, Ty Causey, and sung alongside Tony Award winner Heather Headley. Additionally, Fatima has toured New York, California, Chicago, Atlanta, and various parts of Europe, including Paris, leaving indelible marks at every event.
Fatima recently released the first single, Fool for Love, off of her yet to be titled debut CD. Fatima has a strong hand in the evolution of her CD working with producers such as Michael Johnson, DJ Polaris, and Eclipse.
In a short time, Fatima has gone from just another young performer to having her own night at The Blu Tomato every Saturday, Fridays at The Legion Post 148, local recognition, and this is only the beginning. “Fatima Washington was once shy. You’d never know it to see her on stage now… to hear her these days is to realize that the wallflower has most certainly bloomed.” (Sean Smith, Fort Wayne Reader). With the talent that she possesses this singer/songwriter is well on her way to success in the music industry. She’s just waiting to be in the right place at the right time doing the right thing in front of the right people.