One of the world’s greatest female singers, Malian diva Oumou Sangaré returned from an eight-year recording break with 2017’s Mogoya, marking a bold step forward on her celebrated musical journey. Featuring French production trio A.l.b.e.r.t. and iconic Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, the album couples her phenomenal voice and traditional Wassoulou roots with dynamic dashes of rock, funk and soul, together with edgy dance grooves, while retaining the powerful social commentary for which she’s also renowned.
“Sangaré is poet and storyteller, moral guide and denouncer of injustice all wrapped up in one singular, beautiful voice.” (Dusted)
The interlinking reverberations of Senegalese kora player Solo Cossokho and Lithuanian kanklės player Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė fuse together to showcase each of their native folk melodies. To this spontaneous improvisations are added to create a mesmerising and unique musical sound.