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Listening To The Messages: Oumou Sangaré's Favourite Albums
David McKenna , July 10th, 2019 08:36

Malian musician Oumou Sangaré speaks to David McKenna about her favourite music, being discovered by Ali Farka Touré, and collaborating with Alicia Keys and Tony Allen


Oumou Sangaré – Mogoya Remixed
I'm someone who is very open, and this album shows that my voice can go to other places, not just staying within a tradition. The tradition is still there, but it also means that a younger generation can understand my music and my way of singing. I was very happy to meet Sampha, who remixed one of my songs 'Minita Waraba' and who even came to see me when I played in London. I wasn't necessarily surprised by what people did with my music because I knew their work but it was just beautiful. 

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