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Oumou Sangare Arnold Chiwalala & Co

A truly unique voice combines with strong melodies and powerful lyrics to bring out the best from Mali's elegant traditional instruments.

Arnold Chiwalala's infectiously energetic ensemble deconstructs the kantele, Finland's national instrument.

"No one could dispute the strength and influence of Malian singer Oumou Sangare – she is one of Mali's most famous musicians and internationally one of Africa's most recognised voices."
Songlines 3/2009

"Great soul music."
The Times

Oumou Sangare:
Oumou Sangare, vocals
Sekou Bah, bass, guitar
Brehima Diakite, n'goni
Zoumana Tereta, violin
Aliou Dante, drums
Cheick Oumar Diabate, djembe
Amadou Traore, flute
Dandio Sidibe, backing vocals
Fatoumata Diawara, backing vocals

Arnold Chiwalala & Co:
Arnold Chiwalala, finnish zither, drums, vocals, dance
Menadi Mponda, drums, dance, vocals
Ricardo Padilla, cajon, udu, drums, dance, vocals
Topi Korhonen, guitar, drums, dance, vocals
Aliko Mwakanjuki, drums, dance, vocals

BanduBandu will begin to play at 19. Oumou Sangareäs estimated starting time is at 20.15.

Photo: Ed Alcock

"Mali's greatest Diva."
Times UK/ Timesonline



Fri 28/8  at 19.00 


35 €

Age recommendation

Age limit 18
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