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Oumou Sangare

Moussolou (2016 reissue)

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Released: 27th May 2016


a re-issue of a record frequently considered to rank among the best recordings of Malian music of all time.

This album has been out of print since 2003. It features new artwork & expanded sleeve notes with lyrics in English & French & comes with a 32 page casebound book. on her debut album, Except for electric guitar & bass, the line-up was traditional – kamalengoni or 5-string ‘youth’s harp’, karinyang (iron scraper) & violin (substituting the local one-string fiddle). The music they recorded was exactly the kind of music performed by hunters to charm the wild animals & invoke the protecting spirits, but with updated lyrics reflecting the concerns of young women living in African cities today. with its slow-driving rhythm punched out on the bass strings of the harp & its soaring melodies, The music of 'Wassoulou' sounds as powerful now as it did upon its original release in 1989.



Moussolou (2016 reissue)


  1. Djama Kaissoumou
  2. Diaraby Nene
  3. Woula Bara Diagna
  4. Moussolou
  5. Diya Gneba
  6. Ah Ndiya