Senegalese-born Julia Sarr caught the world’s attention while performing as a backing vocalist for Afrobeat-pioneer Tony Allen at the beginning of her career. It didn’t take long for her vocal skills to become some of the most in-demand among African music’s biggest names, from Lokuza Kanza and Youssou N’Dour to Oumou Sangaré and Miriam Makeba, for whom she also wrote lyrics. Her adoptive country having been France for the past few decades, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an album by a French pop star on which she’s not credited. Her voice has enhanced music by Jean-Claude Petit, Jean-Jacques Goldman, MC Solaar, Michel Fugain, Pascal Obispo and Francis Cabrel — both proof of the versatility that has made her such a sought-after sidewoman and experience to leverage for her own work. Hence, slowly but surely, she’s added to her discography and garnered critical acclaim. Her first album, ‘Set Luna’ (2005), produced in collaboration with the flamenco guitarist Patrice Larose, propelled her onto the boards of New York’s Carnegie Hall. Later, ‘Daraludul Yow’ (2014) confirmed that Julia Sarr draws inspiration both from her home country’s traditional music and contemporary trends. In other words, anything is possible at this concert!