Oumou Sangaré’s groundbreaking debut album, Moussolou, will be re-issued on World Circuit on May 27
Oumou Sangaré was only 20 years old when she travelled to the JBZ Studio in Ivory Coast to record her debut in 1989. Released the next year, it caused a sensation; her unique voice, minimalist arrangements and powerful lyricism based on the empowerment of women and criticism of traditional practices became the soundtrack to life in Mali and eventually went on to sell close to a quarter of a million copies.
World Circuit are to re-issue the seminal album in CD, vinyl and downloadable formats on May 27. Stream the album on the record label’s SoundCloud profile.
Oumou will tour with Les Amazones d’Afrique this summer, who will be making an appearance at this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park.