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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.

Oumar Konaté

Oumar Konate albums and tours produced by Clermont Music


« Kickass » TJ Nelson, World Music Central
« Among the ever growing pantheon of Mali’s global stars. » Jim Hickson, Songlines
« A leader of his generation » Diango Coulibaly,
« Smoldering electric guitar » Rob Weisberg WFMU
« In terms of musicianship, Konate can clearly shred. » Francis Gooding, The Wire
« Another of those sets that you don’t have to know what the singer is singing about to feel the passion of his convictions; wake up calls continue to resound around the world.  And sound is leading the charge in showing how much of [a] smaller world it’s becoming every day.  Hot stuff.”  Chris Spector, Midwest Record
« Killer grooves … you can tell he knows his chops »
« Konate’s fretsmanship was nothing short of astounding.»  Andrzej Pilarczyk,
« shreds like a demon » George de Stefano ,


"one of the most electrifying versatile guitarists alive" - Jim Thompson

OUMAR KONATE with a bucket, helmet, and drum performed nightly at age 5 outside the family’s front door in Gao, Mali. After attending l'Institut National des Arts in Bamako he became bandleader for monthly TV show «Tounkagouna»,broadcast throughout West Africa. He has toured the US, Canada and Europe. In 2016 he was awarded the Tamani d'Or, the Malian music industry's grammy award. Hardest working musician in Mali he performs weekly at clubs, festivals and parties. He has released 4 international albums and a 5 is due in 2019.

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