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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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Sat 15 Jan 2005 15:00

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  • Oumou Sangare.

    The programme is dedicated to one of Africa’s most iconic singer - Oumou Sangare.

    Duration: 03:55

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Maladon

  • Oumou Sangare and villagers

    Untitled Song

    • BBC Recording on Location.
  • Oumou singing with local people.

    Oumou singing with local villagers. Then she tells us about her mother.

    Duration: 05:15

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Magnoumako

  • Oumou tells about her career.

    Oumou tells about her career development from a poor singer to her solo career.

    Duration: 05:12

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Diaraby Nene

  • Oumou visits her musical roots.

    Oumou is on a voyage back to her musical and family roots in Wasulu.

    Duration: 05:04

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Choukelefoli

  • Rare and ancient hunters’ music.

    Lucy and Oumou in the Wasulu region with a group of hunters.

    Duration: 06:38

  • Music Played

    • Hamara Sangare and his group of Hunters from Dusujana

      Mankan Ba

      • BBC Recording on Location.
    • Hamara Sangare and his group of Hunters from Dusujana

      Democratie

      • BBC Recording on Location.
  • An extended family in the village.

    Lucy and Oumou with the women at a compound of an extended family in the village.

    Duration: 05:13

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Sigi Kuruni

  • A group playing the Kamalengoni

    Lucy in an outdoor party with a traditional youth group playing the typical kamalengoni.

    Duration: 05:00

  • Music Played

    • Kamalengoni group in Yanfolila

      Bouba Diakite

      • BBC Recording on Location.
  • A masquerade called sogoninkun

    A special masquerade called sogoninkun, (“the little antelope head”).

    Duration: 05:50

  • Unknown group of musicians

    Masquerade music

    • BBC Recording on Location.
  • Oumou’s nightclub hit.

    Back in Bamako, we hear Oumou’s nightclub hit in Bamako “Yala”.

    Duration: 09:55

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Yala

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Dugu Kamalemba

  • Lucy on the Niger river.

    Lucy on a canoe on the Niger river with Oumou Sangare’s beautiful song “Djorolen”.

    Duration: 06:18

  • Music Played

    • Oumou Sangaré

      Djorolen

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