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  • botb May 18, 2017

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Oumou Sangare, Mali’s Nightingale

    This week’s installment of “Best of The Beat” from 1997 features the Malian diva Oumou Sangare, who has just released her first album in eight years. [See Banning Eyre’s review of Mogoya here.] A goddess among goddesses from the Wassoulu … Read more »

  • review May 18, 2017

    Mogoya

    It has been eight years since we’ve heard an album of new music from Mali’s reigning queen of Wassoulou music, Oumou Sangaré. In fact, including her smashing debut Moussoulou (Women) in 1989, Sangaré has made just five studio albums. So … Read more »

  • blog March 31, 2017

    “Yere Faga:” A Fierce New Video by Oumou Sangaré with Tony Allen

    A young woman grits her teeth, body standing tall as if in defiance, face contorted with pain, dripping in sweat, on the edge of a roof looking out on a city landscape. A chorus of voices open the video, and … Read more »

  • blog February 9, 2017

    Listen: Oumou Sangaré Featuring Tony Allen–“Yere Faga”

    Two of the continent’s living musical legends have joined forces. In anticipation for her forthcoming album, Oumou Sangaré, the legendary Malian singer, has released a track featuring Tony Allen, the percussion pioneer behind Fela Kuti’s famous Afrobeat. The song is … Read more »

  • blog December 30, 2016

    Tribute to African Music Producer Ibrahima Sylla

    Afropop Worldwide commemorates the pre-eminent African music producer and visionary Ibrahima Sylla, who died three years ago on Dec. 30. For some unknown reason we neglected to note his passing at the time, but to correct the record, we here … Read more »

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