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Germantown, NY, 12526
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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.

I love you Inna

A superstar in Mali, Oumar Konate can be found every weekend playing in nightclubs, concert halls and on festival stages across that country. He can shred like no other on electric guitar and at the same time make you cry. This his fifth album features: on bass long-time collaborator Dramane Toure, former lead guitarist for the late great Khaira Arby, and on percussion power-house drummer Makan Camara. Oumar invited other musicians to join on these tracks.

I love you inna

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OUMAR KONATE - I love you Inna

(to be released 19 July 2019)

Oumar Konate’s brilliant new studio album was recorded in Bamako Mali during the Spring of 2018.

A superstar in Mali, Oumar can be found every weekend playing in nightclubs, concert halls and on festival stages across that country. He can shred like no other on electric guitar and at the same time make you cry. This his fifth album features: on bass long-time collaborator Dramane Toure, former lead guitarist for the late great Khaira Arby, and on percussion power-house drummer Makan Camara.

 Oumar invited other friends into the sessions to add their unique perspective to the project. Sometimes jubilant, sometimes angry, Oumar reflects the mood of young people in Mali today. His songs range from love songs to dance anthems to ballads. This is new music is from an award-winning singer/songwriter whom audiences from all over his country adore.

 

PRESS:

“His urgent restlessness always tugs at the leash; his taut guitar and tauter voice grab control of every situation.” Dennis Rozanski, Bluesrag Spring 2018, mojoworking.com

“This album presents an energetic Malian band in top form, which will inspire fans of modern African music as well as blues rock fans."  Willi Klopottek, Luxembourg magazine Woxx.lu march 22nd, 2018

“Intricate close work and headlong shredding.” The Wire, April 2018 p67.