Oumou Sangare Session, South Sudan Report
Lucy Duran is joined in the World Routes studio by the vocalist Oumou Sangare. Accompanied by her 8-piece band, she performs songs from her recent album Seya, as well as a new track, and a traditional song from her home country Mali.
Journalist Robin Denselow reports on the music of South Sudan. This new country officially declared its independence on 9 July this year after years of civil war with Sudan. The report includes music from Emmanuel Kembe, who has returned to the country recently after years of exile which saw him walk all the way to Ethiopia. There's also a chance to hear cattle song from soldier Bol Deng, music played on the adungu (a women-only instrument), and songs celebrating independence from blind singer-songwriter Gordon Koang, who built his own instrument purely by touch.