Oumou Sangaré

Mali
Pop African
Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré renowned worldwide for her vibrant and powerful music, which often features revolutionary messages about women’s rights, tradition and poverty. Named after her native region, the artist represents the genre of West African folk music Wassoulou.

Oumou Sangaré is a musician who rose from the poor neighborhoods of Bamako to become a vocal activist. Putting her generosity, formidable energy and notoriety at the service of the most disadvantaged, the Malian star is the biggest and most influential female African singer, defending the values of Africa.

Since the release of her debut album ‘Moussoulou’ in 1989, there’s been no respite for the Malian singer. She was once invited by Alicia Keys to sing a duet on TV with her and was sampled by Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Her career and recordings remained branded by the two salient dimensions: being a woman and coming from a social background that made her singularly sensitive to all forms of injustice. Oumou has already toured internationally and performed on prestigious stages such as the Sydney Opera House, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall and Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan.

Her recent album Timbuktu is a stunning collection of songs, fusing her distinctive Malian sound and voice with elements of blues, folk and rock – resulting in a timeless body of work, free from borders and genres. Adapting the dynamism of traditional Wassoulou rhythms to the language of contemporary music, Timbuktu seems to become the most ambitious and accomplished work in an already eminent discography. Also, it has been awarded by the German Critics Award as one of the best new releases in 2022.

Videos
  • Oumou Sangaré chante "Wassulu Don" avec -M- : Les concerts d'Inter
    Oumou Sangaré chante "Wassulu Don" avec -M- : Les concerts d'Inter
  • Oumou Sangaré - Saa Magni (Acoustic)
    Oumou Sangaré - Saa Magni (Acoustic)
  • Oumou Sangaré - Wassulu Don (Official Video)
    Oumou Sangaré - Wassulu Don (Official Video)
  • Oumou Sangaré - Yere Faga (Official Video) ft. Tony Allen
    Oumou Sangaré - Yere Faga (Official Video) ft. Tony Allen
  • Oumou Sangaré - Fadjamou (Official Video)
    Oumou Sangaré - Fadjamou (Official Video)
  • Oumou Sangaré - Fadjamou (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)
    Oumou Sangaré - Fadjamou (live @TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)
Press
Oumou Sangaré verfügt über ein gewaltiges Timbre, dem man sich nur schwer entziehen kann und das seine fesselnde Magie jenseits jeglichen Textverständnisses entwickelt.
Kulturnews, 05.04.2022
Ihr aktuelles Album beginnt mit einem echten Kracher, einer sehr rockigen Lesart des malischen Wüsten-Blues, mit peitschendem Groove, magischen Ostinati, betörenden Choreinsätzen und einem verschärften Gitarrensolo.
Westfällischer Anzeiger, 05.10.2022
Musikalisch reich an traditionellen westafrikanischen Rhythmen, vermittelt auch das aktuelle Album von Oumou Sangaré wichtige Botschaften.
SWR2, 05.25.2022
A euphoric piece of music.
The New York Times
Hypnotic, lively, fresh.
Brooklyn Vegan
If you’ve never sampled Oumou Sangaré before, Timbuktu is the perfect entrée… she’s delivered her most accessible album yet, perhaps even her best.
4/5 Mojo
Discography
Timbuktu
Timbuktu
2022
World Circuit Limited
Mogoya
Mogoya
2017
No Format
Line up

Oumou Sangare - Vocals
Abou Diarra - Kamele Ngoni
Elise Blanchard - Bass
Emma Lamadji - Back vocal
Kandy Guira - Back vocal
Alexandre Millet - Keyboard
Julien Pestre - Guitar
Jonathan Grandcamp - Drums

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Switzerland

2023 May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Head of A&R Global Pop Music, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20

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