Robert Christgau: Dean of American Rock Critics

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Oumou Sangaré: Ko Sira [World Circuit, 1994]
Established now, she stretches out, which in general is more fun for her than it is for us. Note, however, the almost giddy response her plummy, plangent call gets from her delightedly girlish backup followers by the end of the seven-minute title workout. Regal yet outgoing, this is the model of a woman who could lead a movement. B+