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67 Commons Rd
Germantown, NY, 12526
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518 755 5089

Clermont Music is an effort to support musicians from the Sahara Desert in Northern Mali by touring, recording and presenting their music to the World.

Live in America

Afro-rock across America; Oumar Konaté with his power trio blasted from coast to coast on their 2014 tour. An award-winning musician and arranger at home in Mali, Oumar represents a new generation, forging his own traditions influenced by music from around the world. This African rocker blew everyone away; his concerts were on fire. The band's sound ranged from hard rock thrash to subtle acoustic ballads and the lyrics spanned blues laments about girls, rages against war and corruption, to jokes about the fast pace of a big city. Oumar and his bandmates continue to proudly live in Mali where they play weekly in Bamako clubs to packed crowds. Oumar Konaté, with his bandmates Makan Camara and Cheick Siriman Sissoko are an Afro-rock power trio of young stars. Live In America features tracks, recorded in 2014 during their USA concert tour. Oumar opens with blazing electric guitar tracks. During the show, he cools it down to poignant lament.

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OUMAR KONATE
Afro-rock across America; Oumar Konaté with his power trio blasted from coast to coast on their 2014 tour. An award-winning musician and arranger at home in Mali, Oumar represents a new generation, forging his own traditions influenced by music from around the world. This African rocker blew everyone away; his concerts were on fire. The band's sound ranged from hard rock thrash to subtle acoustic ballads and the lyrics spanned blues laments about girls, rages against war and corruption, to jokes about the fast pace of a big city. Oumar and his bandmates continue to proudly live in Mali where they play weekly in Bamako clubs to packed crowds. Oumar Konaté, with his bandmates Makan Camara and Cheick Siriman Sissoko are an Afro-rock power trio of young stars. Live In America features live tracks, recorded in 2014 during their USA concert tour. Oumar opens with blazing electric guitar tracks. During the show, he cools it down to poignant lament.

 

PRESS

“Drenched in a brew of angst, adrenaline and amplification, Live in America is definitely not a remembrance of things past. By understanding the value of a hot guitar in rewiring Mali for rockers, Konaté is adventurously carving out his own identifiable space with fist-pumping sets like this one.”

-DENNIS ROZANSKI - BLUESRAG | FALL 2017 | MOJOWORKIN.COM

 

“A bit too heavy for the average world music fan, but with these thrilling live recordings he will appeal to a whole new (rock) audience.” Eric Van Domburg Scipio, Heaven Magazine, Holland http://www.popmagazineheaven.nl/albums-van-week-30

 

 “Whining, lightning fast and exciting.”

-Kees van Wee in the Dutch magazine Heaven #5, 2017 (8.5 stars)

 

"Great punchy production and blistering playing."

- John Bates, WTJU-FM, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia USA - 16 May 2017

 

"....an African young man who tours in America shows what he can do....”

- Dani Heyvaert in rootstime.be  http://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2017/JUNI1/CD48.html

 

“a good shot at assuming the ‘Malian Hendrix’ tag”

-Nigel Wood, Ear to the Globe 103.2 FM Dublin Ireland - 12 June 2017

 

 “…full on rock with long screaming guitar solos on full sustain backed by bass and drums. They are very good at what they do…” – Vic Smith, fROOTS