The power of Oumou's voice and the potency of her message remain as strong as ever and, while her sound is rooted deep in the continuity of Malian tradition, Mogoya has a strong new sound.
it draws on a rich musical heritage whilst also looking to the future. On the album, traditional African instruments are augmented by electric guitar, bass, keyboards and synths with Tony Allen on drums. As Oumou puts it, "This time round I wanted to go for more of a modern sound, to satisfy young people in Mali but being careful, all the while, to respect my culture and tradition". The songs describe what Oumou knows best – human relationships. She addresses difficult topics with incredible frankness - jealousy, ingratitude and betrayal – never afraid to sing about the day-to-day problems faced by African society, particularly women.
- Bena Bena
- Yere Faga Ft. Tony Allen
- Mali Niale
- Minata Waraba