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67 Commons Rd
Germantown, NY, 12526
United States

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 Bamako

Smoke filled nightclub - VIP sections - seductive ladies in slinky dresses - guys strutting their stuff – Saturday night at the club - Bamako.
 
Recorded live March 2017 at the Songhoy, one of the several clubs in Bamako where you can find Oumar Konaté holding court on Friday and Saturday nights. The place is packed by 1 AM. Then the afro-rock high energy kicks into gear. Around 2AM, Oumar slips into Takamba rhythm and everyone jumps up to dance - like everywhere else in the world, people are having fun on the weekend.

An award-winning musician in Mali, Oumar Konaté represents the new generation, influenced by music from around the world, a rocker who can deliver heartfelt acoustic ballads as well as jam-band brash crowd-pleasing solos.

On these recordings the core band was: Oumar Konaté - lead guitar and vocals; Mahalmadane Traoré and Makan Camara - drums; Dramane Touré - bass; John F Dilligent - keyboards. They were joined by a loyal cadre of young talent who add their spice to the mix. Without a doubt, the crowd has come to party and Oumar does not disappoint. 
 

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OUMAR KONATE - LIVE IN BAMAKO

Smoke filled nightclub - VIP sections - seductive ladies in slinky dresses - guys strutting their stuff – Saturday night at the club - Bamako.
 
Recorded live March 2017 at the Songhoy, one of the several clubs in Bamako where you can find Oumar Konaté holding court on Friday and Saturday nights. The place is packed by 1 AM. Then the afro-rock high energy kicks into gear. Around 2AM, Oumar slips into Takamba rhythm and everyone jumps up to dance - like everywhere else in the world, people are having fun on the weekend.

An award-winning musician in Mali, Oumar Konaté represents the new generation, influenced by music from around the world, a rocker who can deliver heartfelt acoustic ballads as well as jam-band brash crowd-pleasing solos.

On these recordings the core band was: Oumar Konaté - lead guitar and vocals; Mahalmadane Traoré and Makan Camara - drums; Dramane Touré - bass; John F Dilligent - keyboards. They were joined by a loyal cadre of young talent who add their spice to the mix. Without a doubt, the crowd has come to party and Oumar does not disappoint. 
 

PRESS:

“His urgent restlessness always tugs at the lease; 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.

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