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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.

Oumar Konaté

Oumar Konate albums and tours produced by Clermont Music

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A superstar in Mali, Oumar Konate can be found every weekend playing in nightclubs, concert halls and on festival stages. He can shred like no other and also sing a ballad that will make you cry. He has accompanied some of the legends of Malian music and has toured North America, and Europe. He will be playing at Mali’s Festival sur le Niger and Zanzibar’s Sauti za Busara Festival in February 2020. His recordings are available in stores and on streaming platforms around the world.

PRESS:

“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

"(Konate’s) 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 #30, 2019

“Among the ever growing pantheon of Mali’s global stars.” Jim Hickson, Songlines

”Smoldering electric guitar” Rob Weisberg WFMU 

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

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