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1-08 Yala (listen to full-length track) 4:08
1-01 Ah Ndiya 4:32
1-02 Wayeina 5:35
1-03 Mogo Te Diya Bee Ye 4:11
1-04 Magnoumako 4:18
1-05 Dugu Kamalemba 6:09
1-06 Saa Magni 7:19
1-07 Woula Bara Diagna 5:04
1-09 Djorolen (remix) 4:22
1-10 Denko 5:07
2-01 Maladon 4:06
2-02 Diaraby Nene 5:17
2-03 Sigi Kuruni 6:10
2-04 Ne Bi Fe 4:21
2-05 Laban 5:00
2-06 Kayi Ni Wura 5:36
2-07 Sabu 4:06
2-08 Djorolen 6:42
2-09 Baba 4:00
2-10 N’Guatu 4:44

Oumou

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    “Her voice is an otherworldly thrill; to the untrained ear, Sangare’s Wassoulou melodies have an almost Asian quality. When she lets fly one of her serpentine, earth-shattering phrases, you can almost hear the continents quake.” —The New Yorker

    Compiled by the BBC’s Charlie Gillett and World Circuit’s Nick Gold, this two-CD collection from Malian singer Oumou Sangare contains eight new songs never before released on CD along with a career retrospective of 12 tracks from her previous three critically acclaimed albums. Each song has been digitally re-mastered, and the special CD booklet contains song notes written by Sangare.


    Drawing deep from a wealth of musical traditions from Southern Mali, Sangare’s idiom is the hypnotically rhythmic home grown Wassoulou that has become her trademark. Her lyrics talk about the concerns of everyday life in contemporary Mali—especially the problems that women face on a daily basis. Her songs talk openly about a diverse range of subjects that previously would have been considered taboo in West African society, such as female sensuality or the problems of polygamy.

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    This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.

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on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2004 (All day)
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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79827

Number of Discs in Set: 
2discs
100
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Oumou Sangare
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597982725BUN
Price: 
20.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597982763
Price: 
17.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

“Her voice is an otherworldly thrill; to the untrained ear, Sangare’s Wassoulou melodies have an almost Asian quality. When she lets fly one of her serpentine, earth-shattering phrases, you can almost hear the continents quake.” —The New Yorker

Compiled by the BBC’s Charlie Gillett and World Circuit’s Nick Gold, this two-CD collection from Malian singer Oumou Sangare contains eight new songs never before released on CD along with a career retrospective of 12 tracks from her previous three critically acclaimed albums. Each song has been digitally re-mastered, and the special CD booklet contains song notes written by Sangare.


Drawing deep from a wealth of musical traditions from Southern Mali, Sangare’s idiom is the hypnotically rhythmic home grown Wassoulou that has become her trademark. Her lyrics talk about the concerns of everyday life in contemporary Mali—especially the problems that women face on a daily basis. Her songs talk openly about a diverse range of subjects that previously would have been considered taboo in West African society, such as female sensuality or the problems of polygamy.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

This 2-CD set combines a retrospective of the firebrand Malian superstar's work with eight new tracks. The Times (UK) praised her "charismatic presence and soulful voice ... This welcome double CD should re-establish her reputation as one of the great divas of our time."

FormatRestrictions: 

This album is available from Nonesuch in the United States and Canada only.