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Kouyaté / Rykiel (France, Guinée) - Oumou Sangaré (Mali)

Oumou Sangaré
Oumou Sangaré
Kouyaté / Rykiel (France, Guinée) - Oumou Sangaré (Mali)
PARIS  •  Salle Pleyel  •  Ongoing

Kouyaté / Rykiel (France, Guinée)
Oumou Sangaré (Mali)

Oumou Sangare is not just the possessor of one of Mali’s greatest female voices; she is a taboo-busting protest singer who applies her huge musical gifts to defying tradition in matters of polygamy and women’s rights and roles. She calls herself Sangare kono – ‘Sangare the songbird’ - a term which in Mali is the special privilege of musicians who come from the southern region known as Wasulu, and who use music to comment on life as it is really lived. Born in Bamako, she sold 200,000 cassettes of her first release at just 21 years old and more recently has duetted with stars such as Alicia Keys, Me'Shell Ndégéocello, and Pink Floyd guitarist Dave Gilmour.

Mory Djely Kouyaté : vocals
Jean-Philippe Rykiel : piano
Oumou Sangaré : vocals
Alioune Wade : bass
Brehima Diakite : kamele n'goni
Hervé Sambe : electric guitar
Cheick Oumar Diabate : djembe
Dandio Sidibe : singer
Sonny Troupé : drum kit

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252, rue du faubourg Saint-Honoré
75008 Paris

Tel: (33) 1 42 56 13 13

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