Oumou to perform at London’s Roundhouse and Celtic Connections after ‘Mogoya’ success20 January 2018
Oumou Sangaré is due to perform at London’s Roundhouse on January 31, 2018 following the success of ‘Mogoya’ which was released last year. The show will be preceded with another performance at Celtic Connections, this time with Oumou taking stage at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall on January 30.
‘Mogoya’ (which translates as ‘People Today’) saw Oumou collaborate with Afrobeat/Fela Kuti legend Tony Allen & French production team A.l.b.e.r.t. (Beck, Air, Franz Ferdinand) to head in a new, distinctly modern direction, some 28 years after selling 200,000 copies of her debut album. ‘Mogoya’ made both Mojo & Songlines’ Albums Of The 2017 lists, with Oumou selling out London Village Underground (alongside festival slots at Glastonbury, Citadel and WOMAD) and performing on the first ever all-female bill for ‘Later…With Jools Holland’, and Mount Kimbie’s NTS Radio residency (alongside James Blake & Savages).
Critical acclaim for ‘Mogoya’
“Sangaré rocks in her own way and nothing is going to change that” **** MOJO
“Sangaré sounds energised by the new production context” The Wire
“Colourfully invigorating” The Fader
“Proves that a catchy melody is still one of the best vessels for received wisdom” Pitchfork
“Oumou offers loose grooves” Dazed & Confused
“Magical…an album that deserves a hearing beyond the world music faithful” **** The Times
“Another infectious single with a deep groove” Pigeons & Planes