Grammy-nominated Oumou has just aired this clip for ‘Fadjamou’, the latest single lifted from her critically-praised album ‘Mogoya’ (produced by France’s A.l.b.e.r.t. collective – also behind Beck & Franz Ferdinand albums) which features the drumming of Afrobeat royalty Tony Allen
SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR ‘FADJAMOU’ – WATCH HERE
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Watch ‘Fadjamou’ here
”Sangaré’s voice has the no-f*cks power of a fearless middle-aged woman” TIME OUT
“Oumou Sangaré, not just a singer, not just a writer, she’s an all-round superstar”
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“Magical…an album that deserves a hearing beyond the world music faithful” **** THE TIMES
Oumou Sangaré is sharing the new video for ‘Fadjamou’, lifted from her critically applauded new album ‘Mogoya’ (out now via Nø Førmat!). Following a sold-out Village Underground headline earlier this year and an outstanding set at Glastonbury that was named ‘one of the 9 moments that made Sunday killer’ by the BBC, the new video arrives just ahead of Oumou’s festival appearcances at WOMAD and Shambala (full details below). Shot by Fansé Sanogo – a fellow Malian from Oumou’s hometown of Bamako – the vibrant new clip reflects the references in Sangaré’s lyrics to the importance of family and identity in Malian culture, “Fadjamou” translates as ‘family name’ in English. Watch here.
The power of Oumou’s voice and her message remain as strong as ever on ‘Mogoya’. Co-produced by Andreas Unge in Stockholm and by the French production collective A.l.b.e.r.t. (who have also worked with Air, Beck and Franz Ferdinand) in Paris, it draws on a rich musical heritage whilst also
looking to the future.
Oumou has a high international profile, touring all over the world,
collaborating with artists such as Alicia Keys, Tracy Chapman, Bela Fleck and Dee Dee Bridgewater, also featuring on the soundtrack of Toni
Morrison’s ‘Beloved’. She is a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation and owns three businesses in Mali.
UK FESTIVAL DATES
28 July WILTSHIRE WOMAD http://womad.co.uk/celebrating-world-weekend-womad-2017-builds-bridges-not-walls/
27 August NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Shambala http://www.shambalafestival.org/2017/act/oumou-sangare/
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