Oumou Sangare

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Fatoumata Diawara at Cedar Cultural Center, 4/12/13

    Fatoumata DiawaraCedar Cultural Center, MinneapolisFriday, April 12, 2013 There wasn't a n'goni or djembe to be seen or heard at the Cedar Friday night. Fatoumata Diawara played a flashy cherry-red guitar any aspiring teen metalhead would drool over, and she fronted what looked like a standard rock ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Fatoumata Diawara: I'm working on a voice for women that didn't exist before

    Malian singer Fatoumata Diawara may be a newer name to music fans in the States but she has had a long career in her native country and her homebase, France, since the mid-'90s as a stage and film actress. She blends the background of southwestern Mali's Wassoulou traditions with her life experience ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    The best Twin Cities concerts: 4/10-4/16

    If you can brave the weather, there's plenty of music going on this week. Thursday, twenty one pilots play a sold-out show at the Triple Rock while Boz Scaggs makes an appearance at the State Theatre. Friday night, Zoo Animal will be at the Icehouse, Ex Nuns rock Cause, Edward the Confesso ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007
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  • Music

    September 28, 2005

    The World Isn't Flat

    Two musicians from Mali and a footloose cosmopolitan chart the peaks and valleys of globalism

  • Music

    February 6, 2002

    My Hometown

    Baaba Maal and Gigi explore the native lands they left behind

  • Music

    December 6, 2000

    Love Songs for Yobs

    The Beautiful South serenades the English in all their shabby splendor; Black Box Recorder finds the sad side of sadism

  • Music

    November 1, 2000

    Moussoulou Power

    A generation of Malian women discover a portal between the music of the past and a feminism of the future