If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away---Henry David Thoreau

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.

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