It’s eight years since Oumou Sangaré last released an album of new material and much has changed since we last heard from the greatest living female voice in African music.
Oumou Sangare is in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates this week as part of series of concerts at the reconstructed Africa Hall in the emirate.
Speaking to Al Arabiya English about the songs she will be presenting here, she said: “We are presenting my last album Mogoya here and also songs of my previous albums.
The power of her voice and the potency of her message remain inviolable but with a new label, an all-new production team and a vital new set of songs.
Her latest album Mogoya (it translates roughly as ‘people today’) represents an exciting new chapter in Sangaré’s storied career.
On the genres she represents and the musical inspiration behind her work, she said: “My main inspiration throughout my career has been the music from Mali and Wassoulou - a region of Mali where I am originally from - and historically its cultural richness and heritage.”
When asked about how their work, while based on African themes and rhythms, resonate with audiences around the world, Sangare responded: “African music is the origin of everything. I’ve toured all around the world and I can see that African music is everywhere. I guess different audiences also notice this African seed in the music they get used to listen. That’s somehow the secret why audiencse from all around the world appreciate and like African music.”
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