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05/10/2017
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Oumou Sangaré unveils new single ‘Kamelemba’

Malian diva will release her new album the 19 May via parisian record label No Format.

After a break of eight years, Oumou Sangaré announced her come back with a new album, Mogoya (meaning ‘people today’). First single ‘Yere Faga’ was recorded with Tony Allen and had receive a breathtaking music video.

Oumou releases today ‘Kamelemba’, the album’ second single. Like the first one, we are immediatly struck by the minimalist bassline which serves as foundations for this progressive song. It also features Sangaré’s long-standing and trusted Kamel N’goni player, Benogo Diakité, alongside young Malian guitar player Guimba Kouyaté. The French production collective A.l.b.e.r.t. (who have also worked with Air, Beck and Franz Ferdinand) have added drum, bass and keyboards to give the track a new modernity and to emphasise the raw power of Oumou’s voice.