Earlier this year the revered ‘Songstress of Wassoulu’, Oumou Sangare released Mogoya, her first album in 8 years. Now she brings her new material to the Roundhouse for a special, intimate one off show on Wednesday 31st January 2018. The new album out on No-Format marks a shift in Oumou’s artistic voice, made with young producers from France and Sweden Mogoya  (which translates as Today’s People) seems crafted to speak to a new younger audience. The album, which features a stunning collab with Tony Allen (listen to Yere Faga here), carries stories about Mali’s current political crises, migration and more, bubbling over a bed of driving riffs and uptempo rhythms. Now seems as good a time as any to see one of the world’s most powerful vocalists in her element.

Doors at 7pm on Wed 31st Jan, tickets available now

Oumou’s performance kicks off a week of In The Round gigs, find out more about the other artists here.


For a taste of what’s in store watch Nowness’ stunning video of Oumou’s latest track ‘Kamelemba’:

Photo by  Benoit Peverelli