Oumou Sangare


Oumou Sangaré, 'The Songbird of Wassoulou,' is an internationally renowned and GRAMMY-winning world music sensation. The Malian singer is known for her powerful music that fuses traditional West African rhythms with blues influences and global beats. She has used her distinctive and electrifying voice to consistently champion women’s rights and resilience over her thirty-year career.

Sangaré will share music from her critically-acclaimed album, Timbuktu, recorded primarily in Baltimore during the COVID lockdown, where she continues to evolve her style, integrating new elements like the dobro and slide guitar into her signature Wassoulou sound.

“Percussive, danceable, and haunting, the singer’s visionary mix is the primary reason that her voice has come to carry as much respect as Aretha Franklin’s.” – The New Yorker

Sponsored By Julie Long, Vicki & Jim O'Gorman, Wayne Grotheer & Mary Sweeney, and Diana & Steve White