Mali - Oumou Sangare
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. The programme features an interview with the artist.
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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The programme is dedicated to one of Africa’s most iconic singer - Oumou Sangare.
Oumou singing with local people.
Oumou singing with local villagers. Then she tells us about her mother.
Oumou tells about her career.
Oumou tells about her career development from a poor singer to her solo career.
Oumou visits her musical roots.
Oumou is on a voyage back to her musical and family roots in Wasulu.
Rare and ancient hunters’ music.
Lucy and Oumou in the Wasulu region with a group of hunters.
An extended family in the village.
Lucy and Oumou with the women at a compound of an extended family in the village.
A group playing the Kamalengoni
Lucy in an outdoor party with a traditional youth group playing the typical kamalengoni.
A masquerade called sogoninkun
A special masquerade called sogoninkun, (“the little antelope head”).
Oumou’s nightclub hit.
Back in Bamako, we hear Oumou’s nightclub hit in Bamako “Yala”.
Lucy on the Niger river.
Lucy on a canoe on the Niger river with Oumou Sangare’s beautiful song “Djorolen”.