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World Circuit to re-issue Oumou Sangaré’s Moussolou in May

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 in News, Recent posts by .

Oumou Sangare Alioune Ba onstage singing close up

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.

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More acts announced for WOMAD Charlton Park 2016

Posted on April 7th, 2016 in Live, News, Recent posts by .

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Lura, Ana Tijoux, and Les Amazones d’Afrique are among the second wave of acts announced for this year’s WOMAD Charlton Park Festival from July 28-31

Following February’s announcement of the first wave of acts heading to Wiltshire this year, WOMAD have revealed the latest surge of artists who will take to the stages this coming July. 

Cape Verdean singer Lura graces the stage following the release of new album Herança, the brilliant Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux delivers her socially aware material, and extraordinary all-woman supergroup Les Amazones d’Afrique – featuring Oumou Sangaré, Mariam Doumbia of Amadou & Mariam, and Mamani Keita – showcase some of Mali’s greatest female singers.

Other confirmed acts include: 
Asiq Nargile (US)
Broadway Sounds (Australia)
Charles Bradley (US)
Chouk Bwa Libète (Haiti)
Cuncordu e Tenore de Orosei (Italy)
Hanoi Masters (Vietnam)
Heartbeat (Israel/Palestine)
Hindi Zahra (Morocco/France)
John Grant (US)
La Mambanegra (Colombia)
Mercedes Peón (Spain)
N’Diale (France/Mali)
Roots Manuva (UK)
Sons of Kemet (UK)
Soom T (UK)
Wiyaala (Ghana)
Xaos (Greece/UK)

For tickets and more information visit womad.co.uk.

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