Lucio is at the Barbican Hall where Malian female vocalist Oumou Sangare is performing tonight. He will be interacting with fans to find out what they like about her music and why they think she is an important figure in the fight for women's rights in Africa.
With a sublime yet silky voice, naturally gifted and a passion for music, Oumou Sangare is one of African's best female artists and a force to be reckoned within the music world internationally. Often regarded to as "The Songbird of Wassoulou", Oumou Sangare originates from Bamako in Mali. Wassoulou music originated from the southern densely wooded region in Mali in the 1980s which was based on the amazing hunting songs and dance traditions of Wasulu. Oumou's Wassoulou's music is greatly influenced by the wealth of musical traditional of southern Mali and filled with her experiences, wisdom and philosophy of life. As a campaigner for women's rights in Mali, Oumou's music mostly sheds light on problems women face day to day because of polygamy, child marriage, the frailty of human life and the sensuality of young love. On Thursday 30th June, 2011 Oumou Sangare performed her Grammy nominated album, "Seya" at the Barbican Hall. WinkBall reporters were there to find out what the fans like about her music and why they think she is an important figure in the fight for women's rights in Africa. Were YOU there at the Barbican Hall and did you enjoy the show? Why not record your thoughts about the concert and what you thought of the show on this site!