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-Oumou Sangare is an African musician of Wassoulou descent. Born in the southern region of Mali.
Oumou Sangare was made a commander of the Arts and Letters of the Republic of France in 1998, won the UNESCO music prize in 2001, and was named an official ambassador of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 2003. In addition, her 1993 album Ko Sira won the European award for "World Music Album of the Year."
Oumou Sangare's music is strongly feminist, and frequently discusses the issues of marital choice and consent for African women, as well as the difficult topic of polygamy. She is a strong anti-FGM activist, and uses her fame to promote her strong views on women's basic human rights.