Oumou Sangaré Mali
One of the most powerful female voices in African music
Stylish, elegant, feisty and charismatic, Oumou Sangaré is not only one of the most powerful female voices in African music but a striking role model who has used her music to campaign fearlessly to improve the position of women in Mali’s male-dominated society, singing against such injustices as polygamy and child marriage.
Following an eight year absence from the recording studio she returned to the fray in 2017 with her fifth album Mogoya. While the record remains rooted deep in Malian culture and tradition, the more contemporary arrangements break new ground on the funkiest set of her career to date.