I feel really privileged and pampered to be able to just stroll into a library and pick up one of the best CDs ever recorded. Thank you Mr. Music Buyer for Central Libraries; how could he (or she (obviously if it’s she then we’re not going to address her as Mr.)) have known to buy Oumou Sangare?
Oumou Sangare is a female singer born in Bamako, Mali. Her music is that of Southern Mali, with a distinct, hypnotic style of traditional music called “Wassoullou”. Have a listen. My favourite songs are Dugu Kamalemba (Skirt chaser) and Ne Bi Fe (I love you).
Meanwhile, Last.fm is playing a long-forgotten song by Credence Clearwater Revival called “Walk on the water”. I loved CCR when I was introduced to them by Moscow’s Radio Classica 102.1 fm (Classic Rock, that is) but I seem to have somehow forgotten about them.