Oumou Sangare - Oumou
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Oumou Sangare - OumouSangare is the foremost singer of the hypnotic Malian music known as Wassoulou—and a fearless champion of women’s rights. This two-CD set features controversial favorites like “Diaraby Nene,” the African diva’s ode to female sensuality, and “Dugu Kamalemba,” her attack on polygamy, alongside such stirring new songs as the joyous “Wayeina,” the celebratory “Maladon” and the jittery “Yala” which, by decrying the clubbing, drinking and drug habits of Malian youth, amounts to an anti-slacker anthem.



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