Oumou Sangare – Yala
In our post last week we suggested that Sali Sidibe may have been the “the original Wassoulou musician of this popular age of Malian music”. This undermined Oumou Sangare‘s – as well as many other’s – claim to the title. So this week, it has been decided that we give Oumou a chance to make her own case.
Of course it is impossible to ever decide on these things, but Oumou’s successes are enormous. A Grammy Award Winner, she is sometimes described as the “Songbird of Wassoulou“. Her record label is the great World Circuit Records who describe her in the following way:
“Oumou Sangare is Mali’s great diva, and one of the world’s most astounding female voices. Her idiom is the hauntingly beautiful and hypnotically rhythmic home-grown music that has become her trademark: Wassoulou.”
Sangare has many great songs and she will no-doubt be making another appearance on the Hub in the weeks and months to come, but this week we are putting up a very fun track. Certain to jazz-up any Wednesday morning.