Oumou Sangaré ‘Yere Faga’ ft. Tony Allen


One of the greatest living female voices in African music, Oumou Sangaré, has released a video for ‘ Yere Faga‘ featuring legendary drummer Tony Allen, from her album Mogoya (meaning ‘people today’) out on French label Nø Førmat! on 19th May. The video, directed by Chris Saunders, shows a young woman inhabited by the demon of dance in the streets of Bamako. The Malian singer denounces the new curse of Malian society, suicide, and delivers a message of hope (“Yere Faga Nigani” means “never give up”). 

Oumou Sangare will be performing at Village Underground on the 17th May.

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