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Oumar Konate is emerging as a leading young African master of the guitar. From Gao, Northern Mali, Oumar Konate immediately touched the spirit of his generation with his passion for music and song. While only six years old, Oumar was conducting his first band in the street in front of the family home! While a student at the National School of Arts in Bamako Mali, Oumar recorded his first album Lahidou (The Promise) in 2007. He has since collaborated with many great names in Malian music; among them, Vieux Farka Toure, Sidi Toure, Khaira Arby and others. He is a featured guitarist on Sidi Toure's 2011 album. He regularly tours as backing guitarist to Vieux Farka Toure. He leads the house band on the popular monthly television variety show Tounkagouna on Malian National TV ORTM. In June 2011, he was invited to perform at the Mali Festival in Sweden. He toured the USA with singer Khaira Arby in the spring of 2012 and returned again with his own band in July of that year to perform at Lincoln Center Out of Doors and at the Grassroots Festival near Ithaca, NY. In January 2012, he appeared at the Festival au Desert, Essakane in Timbuktu, Mali. Oumar Konate has a new album Addoh on the Clermont Music label whose release date is May 2014. He will be touring North America in May to support that release and will perform in over 15 cities as well as at the Joshua Tree California Music Festival. Oumar will return to North America in September to perform at Chicago's World Music Festival and at other festivals and concert spaces.
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