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Mali - Oumou Sangare

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 20 September 2003

Lucy Duran is in the West African Republic of Mali to celebrate the life and music of one of Africa's best loved divas: Oumou Sangare. Lucy travels to the remote region of Wasulu in search of Oumou’s roots, and talks to this iconic African about her music, her background and the controversial subject of women’s rights.

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23 items
  • Oumou Sangare

    Oumou Sangare

    Oumou Sangare in Yanfolila being entertained by hunters' music.

  • Wasulu Hunter Musicians

    Wasulu Hunter Musicians

    Amara Sangare (middle) and Modibo Sidebe (right) playing the donsongoni (Wasulu hunters harp)

  • Hunter Musicians

    Hunter Musicians

    Hunter musicians playing the Karinyan (metal scraper).


    Read Lucy Duran's essay 'Radio as research: fresh perspectives on Oumou Sangaré’s music'



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