Oumou Sangaré

Oumou Sangaré



Oumou Sangaré (born February 25, 1968 in Bamako, Mali) is a Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou". Wassoulou is a historical region south of the Niger River, where the music descends from age-old traditional song, often with the accompaniment by a calabash. Sangaré's mother was the singer Aminata Diakité.



Mogoya is an album by musical artist Oumou Sangaré, released on May 19, 2017.
Kamelemba is a song by musical artist Oumou Sangaré, released on May 12, 2017.
Yere Faga
Yere Faga is an album by musical artist Oumou Sangaré, released on March 31, 2017.
Yere faga
Yere faga is a song by musical artist Oumou Sangaré, released on February 3, 2017.

Photos - Oumou Sangaré11

Popular Albums10

Album Appearances & References17

Popular Songs4

Song Appearances & References2

Musical Group References1

Collaborators & Influencers7

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Malian Vocalist Oumou Sangaré to be Presented 2017 WOMEX Artist Award
  –  August 17, 2017
I am so glad and honored to receive this award from WOMEX, one of the festivals that always believed in my music, and this is really the icing on the cake of my career. Thank you!” Oumou Sangaré, August 2017 The award honors Oumou Sangaré’s ...
Oumou Sangaré to Receive WOMEX Artist Award
  –  August 17, 2017
Closing the most important showcase festival and conference for global music, Oumou Sangaré will not only be presented the Award but will perform live on stage in Katowice’s renowned NOSPR Concert Hall on Sunday, 29 October. “This award is for all ...
Oumou Sangare - Mogoya (2017) CD Rip
  –  July 15, 2017
2017 release. The wait is finally over. The greatest living female voice in African music, Oumou Sangare releases Mogoya (meaning "people today") on a new record label with an all-new production team and a wonderful new set of songs. The power of Oumou's ...
Mali's Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On 'Mogoya'
  –  June 22, 2017
She makes a new album only when she's good and ready, which shows in the work: Though Mali undoubtedly punches far above its weight in producing great and innovative music, Mogoya is still a landmark release. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Oumou Sangare is one of ...
Song of the Day: Oumou Sangaré – Djoukourou
  –  August 2, 2017
Sometimes known as The Songbird of Wassoulou – both a cultural region and a genre typically ... Plus, get another taste of her spirited sounds with the music video for “Kamelemba” — off her 2017 album Mogoya — below.
Reviewed: Oumou Sangare; Mokoomba; Dave Wright; Joey Negro
  –  July 7, 2017
The Songbird of Wassoulou’s seventh album in 27 years sends a powerful ... The international profile of Zimbabwean music, which peaked in the 1980s with the emergence of acts such as the Bhundu Boys, Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi, has been revived ...
Mali’s Oumou Sangaré Keeps Speaking Out On ‘Mogoya’
  –  June 23, 2017
Sangaré’s irresistible voice enhances her music’s power to disarm critics and make defenders of outmoded traditions think twice. She is often referred to as the Songbird of Wassoulou — the name of a region in Mali’s forested south and also the ...
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