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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.

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’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: long-time collaborators Dramane Toure on bass, former lead guitarist for the late great Khaira Arby, and power-house drummer Makan Camara on percussion.

Oumar invited other friends into the studio to add their unique perspectives to the sessions. 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:

“a tumultuous, constantly morphing six-beat Malian rhythm with raw vocal incantations and plenty of wah-wah.” Jon PARELES, NY Times, 19 July 2019

"The young Malian guitarist/singer-songwriter Oumar Konaté has been one of the most interesting new talents from this country for some years now. The fury of Konaté's guitar playing on 'I Love You Inna' is not as fierce as on 'Live in America', but his modern mix of blues and afrorock is unmistakably one of the best that comes to us from Africa today." Eric van Domburg Scipio popmagazineheaven.nl week #30, 2019.

“a kaleidoscopic primer for West African music… Konate really deserves to be as big a star on the international stage as he is at home” Nigel Williamson, Songlines Magazine #151