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New Wave of Malian Music

Come out this Friday to see Oumar Konate, a rising young star from Mali, who is blazing the new wave of Malian music onto the contemporary world music stage. 

Who: Oumar Konate

What: Live Performance with guitar, singing

Where: The Sanctuary for Independent Media

When: May 30th

Why: To bring awareness to what is happening in Mali through musical expression

Cost of Admission: $10 ~ Find tickets at 

Oumar’s musical efforts have been a large part of his triumph and success in overcoming adverse situations in his home country of Mali. Many people have faced persecution, unfair treatment, and violations of their human rights as a result of the Mali government’s actions. Konate’s terrific musical talent and wonderful use of expression has shed light upon this situation as you can see in his most recent music video, “Our Country Is Destroyed“.

Overall, Konate is creating awareness for his country through his musical outcry. He is becoming very successful with shows all around the country and creating positive vibes through his rhythm and lyrics. Come out and see him play inside the Media Sanctuary as the last indoor event of the Spring Season quickly approaches!