Malian singer Oumou Sangaré shares second track from forthcoming new album

Oumou Sangaré - KamelembaWe’ve been starved of new solo music from Oumou Sangaré since 2012 but that’s all about to change with her upcoming Mogoya LP. The 9-track project is co-produced by Andreas Unge and French production collective A.l.b.e.r.t. and will drop via French indie label Nø Førmat! on May 19th .

The record features a more sparing production then on her earlier work something of a sea change for Sangaré. As the singer puts it, “This time round I wanted to go for more of a modern sound, to satisfy young people in Mali but being careful, all the while, to respect my culture and tradition”.

We’ve already been treated to the stunning “Yere Faga” which features the drumming of Tony Allen. Now get another taste with “Kamelemba” below.        


Mogoya is out May 19th via Nø Førmat! – pre-order here.

CF Smith

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