Saturday, November 7, 2009
Oumou Sangare, Malian Wassoulou singer and social activist
I recently finished this scratchboard of Oumou Sangare for my series of drawing entitled M.U.S.I.C. Musicians Undermining Social Injustice Creatively. Oumou is a well known Malian singer, businesswoman, and social activist. Wassoulou music grows out of the ancient hunting traditions of her people and is accompanied by calabash (gourd shaker strung with shells). Sangare has stuggled for woman against the injustices of child marriage and polygamy.