At the end of every week, we highlight the creme of the crop in music and round up the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks throughout the last few days.
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Oumou Sangaré meets Tony Allen:
Grammy Award-winning Malian singer Oumou Sangaré connects with afrobeat royalty and drumming legend Tony Allen for her new single “Yere Faga.”
“Yere Faga” is the lead single from her upcoming album, Mogoya, which will be the singer’s first material in 8 years.
“My music has never had this kind of arrangement and sound before. I’ve been totally in the tradition for years now so to get out of that and have a look around elsewhere was a total pleasure,” Oumou Sangaré mentions.