By K. Leander Williams
Updated June 10, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Oumou Sangare is to Malian pop what Aretha Franklin is to rock & roll, a supremely gifted singer who commands R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Seya, the 41?year-old international superstar’s first album in six years, finds her reimagining the sound of modern Africa yet again. The kamele n’goni, a bluesy regional harp, spars with dreamy electric guitars for prominence atop horns (former JBs Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis help out), backup singers, and grooves limpid enough to dive into. A translation of Sangare’s lyrics (from Bambara) reveals that African women’s issues are still very much on her mind. A

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