Oumou Sangare Musical Artist

Oumou sangare

Oumou Sangare (born February 25, 1968, in Bamako, Mali) is a Malian Wassoulou musician, sometimes referred to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou." Wassoulou is a historic region south of the Niger River, and the music there is descended from traditional hunting songs, and is accompanied by a calabash. Her mother was the singer Aminata Diakité. She is an advocate for women's rights, opposing child marriage and polygamy. Oumou Sangaré is also involved in the world of business, hotels, agriculture and the sale of cars: Oumou Sangaré has given her name to a Chinese automobile. She is the owner of the 30-room Hotel Wassoulou in Mali's capital, Bamako, a haven for musicians and her own regular performing space. "I helped build the hotel myself. I did it to show women that you can make your life better by working. And many more are working these days, forming co-operatives to make soap or clothes. Although she also has been a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization she still says she does not want to be a politician: "While you're an artist, you're free to say what you think; when you're a politician, you follow instructions from higher up.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 25th, 1968



Oumou Sangare on Social media

facebook.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oumou-Sangare/9288724562

Music albums

Album title Release date Release type Recording type Recording length Additional artists Contributors
February 23rd, 2009 Album
September 29th, 2003 Album on compact disc
1996 Album on compact disc 59 minutes
Ko Sira
1993 Album on compact disc
1991 Album on compact disc 32 minutes

Movie performances

1. Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth: A Malian Journey (2007)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet


Top cast

2. Africa Live: The Roll Back Malaria Concert (2005)

Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet


Top cast

3. Beloved (1998)

Drama, History, Horror
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
29 Show list 2 Show list $53M

Beloved is a 1998 American horror drama film based on Toni Morrison's 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, and Thandie Newton. The plot centers on a former slave after the American Civil War, her haunting by a poltergeist, and the visitation of her reincarnated daughter whom she murdered out of desperation to save her from a slave owner. Despite being a box office bomb, Beloved received an Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design for Colleen Atwood, and both Danny Glover and Kimberly Elise received praise for their performances.


1999 Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Drama
1999 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Top cast

Slave Catcher
Paul D Garner
Angry Carny
Schoolteacher's Nephew #1
Mr. Bodwin
Barber Shop Man #4
Stamp Paid
Paul D Garner
Baby Suggs
Man with Rubbery Face
Lady Jones
M. Lucille Williams
Schoolteacher's Nephew #2
One of 'The Thirty Women' #24
One of 'The Thirty Women' #13
Carny Family Member
One of 'The Thirty Women' #1
One of 'The Thirty Women' #21
One of 'The Thirty Women' #2
One of 'The Thirty Women' #11
Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
Beloved: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
United States of America

Movies music contribution

Title Year Budget Awards Producers Directors Music co-contributors External resources
Waiting for Happiness
Nicolas Royer
Maji-da Abdi
Guillaume de Seille

Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Throw Down Your Heart
2008 Him/Herself 1
Sascha Paladino

Awards won

2010 Grammy Award for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Imagine Award-Winning Work
Konono N°1


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