Oumou Sangaré

Born 12 February 1968.
Oumou Sangaré

Biography

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 historic region south of the Niger River, where the music descends from age old traditional and cultural songs, which is accompanied by a calabash. Sangaré's mother was the singer Aminata Diakité.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Seya

    Seya 2009

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    It's been too long since any album proper from the ‘songbird of Wassoulou’.
  2. Review of Oumou

    Oumou 2003

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    'the sequencing of the material has obviously been very carefully thought through,...