Oumou Sangaré is one of South Africa’s most listened to women songwriters
Oumou Sangaré is a Grammy Award-winning Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as “The Songbird of Wassoulou”. Wassoulou is a historical region south of the Niger River, where the music descends from age-old traditional song, often accompanied by a calabash.
Oumou Sangaré, (born February 25, 1968, Bamako, Mali), Malian singer and songwriter known for championing women’s rights through wassoulou, a style of popular music derived from vocal and instrumental traditions of rural southern Mali.
tune into the video for a window into beautiful scenes and people reveling in joy with Oumou for her track “Mali Nialé”.