Oumou Sangaré

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Dry Cleaning; Oumou Sangaré review – stars of Grace Jones’s Meltdown
The deadpan London post-punk band and the gloriously danceable Malian musician offer a delicious contrast early in the festival

Kitty Empire

18, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Oumou Sangaré: Timbuktu review – sweet and tender sorrows
This subtle, highly accessible album finds the Malian superstar lamenting the political turbulence of her homeland from afar

Kitty Empire

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Oumou Sangaré: Acoustic review – when less is magnificently more
The Malian superstar pares down her 2017 album Mogoya – plus some early classics – in this intimate unplugged session

Neil Spencer

18, Jul, 2020 @3:00 PM

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'His drums were singing, you know?' Tony Allen remembered by his collaborators
Angelique Kidjo, Jeff Mills, Sebastien Tellier and more remember the late drummer: his humility, his brilliance, and his awesome sportswear

Interviews by Ben Beaumont-Thomas

04, May, 2020 @10:13 AM

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Oumou Sangaré​:​ Mogoya review – change of direction but still true to her roots

Robin Denselow

19, May, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Oumou Sangaré review – Malian songbird's musical star soars
Sangaré tackles the most startling themes in the sweetest tones – even as she tears up the stage

Arwa Haider

18, May, 2017 @1:50 PM

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Mali's magical music

Music is central to Mali's identity – and yet the conflict there has led to it being widely banned. Here, African and western artists pick their favourite tracks from this most musical of nations

Ian Birrell, Robert del Naja, Baaba Maal, Emily Eavis, John Paul Jones, Nick Gold, David Harrington, Baloji, Pee Wee Ellis, Femi Kuti, Jon McClure, Angelique Kidjo, Johnny Marr, Michael Nyman, Spoek Mathambo, Romeo Stodart, Ludovico Einaudi and Cerys Matthews

18, Jan, 2013 @7:00 AM

African Soul Rebels | World music review
Barbican, London
A strangely uncharismatic show was saved by the imperious presence of Oumou Sangare, writes Robin Denselow

Robin Denselow

22, Feb, 2010 @9:45 PM

Africa Express | Review

Place de l'Hôtel de Ville, Paris
Cultures clashed to inspired, chaotic and always positive effect as 100 world musicians stormed Paris, says Gareth Grundy

Gareth Grundy

08, Aug, 2009 @11:01 PM

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Free download: Seya by Oumou Sangaré

Listen to the title track from the Malian singer's fifth album, Seya

16, Feb, 2009 @12:18 PM

World review: Oumou Sangare, Seya

Finally, insists Charlie Gillett, Mali's queen of mood swings has delivered on her promise

Charlie Gillett

15, Feb, 2009 @12:01 AM

Oumou Sangare

Peter Culshaw meets the voice of Africa

Peter Culshaw

19, Apr, 2008 @11:00 PM

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