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Oumou Sangare: A Defiant Voice for African Women

The cover of the May 2017 issue of Songlines (#127) is graced by Oumou Sangare, the Malian superstar who has returned with her first album in eight years and speaks to Pierre Cuny about returning to the recording studio and the themes that inspire her songs. To celebrate the latest issue, we've produced a special online focus featuring interviews with just a few of the most exciting African female singers today - including Lura (pictured) - drawn from the Songlines archive. Start exploring here: Voices of Africa