Malian Grammy winner Oumou Sangaré is to launch a new album on April
29, via World Circuit Records, and has released the first single and
video this week.
Check out “Sarama” right here:
The album is titled Timbuktu and was recorded in Mali, France and the United States, with much of the album written in Baltimore, where Sangaré found herself as COVID shut down international travel in 2020. After buying a house in the Charm City, her longtime ngoni player, Mamadou Sidibé, came over and together they wrote 10 of Timbuktu’s 11 songs. The rolling Wassoulou rhythm and bluesy sounding ngoni form an approachable, almost hypnotic, field for Sangaré’s poetry to flow within.
You can preorder Timbuktu by following this link.