Oumou Sangaréofficial WOMEX 17 showcase

Line up

  • Abou Diarra (Kamele N’Goni)
  • Alexandre Millet (keyboards )
  • Elise Blanchard (bass guitar)
  • Emma Lamadji (backing vocals)
  • Guimba Kouyate (guitar)
  • Jon Grandcamp (drums)
  • Kandy Guira (backing vocals)
  • Oumou Sangaré (lead vocals)

Oumou Sangaré was just 21 when her first album, Moussoulu, with its groundbreaking songs championing female empowerment and condemning inequality and polygamy, rocketed her to national stardom in 1989. Since then she has become internationally recognised as one of Africa's greatest voices, performing at prestigious venues and festivals around the world, receiving honours and awards and releasing a string of acclaimed albums modernising yet staying true to the traditions of her Wassoulou music roots. At the same time she has built a significant business empire at home, as hotelier, manufacturer of Oum Sang SUVs and producer of her own brand of rice. In her songs she continues to address social issues affecting Malian women, mirrored offstage in her work organising community projects and festivals. Malian superstar, indefatigable campaigner, international diva; WOMEX Artist Award 2017 winner.



  • Oumou Sangaré

    type:WOMEX 17 Award

Oumou Sangaré


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