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Synapson Enlist Oumou Sangaré for the Blazing New Track 'Bensema'

PREMIERE: The French duo links up with the legendary Malian singer for a pulsating new song.

Legendary Malian singer Oumou Sangaré, joins French DJ duo Synapson on their latest single "Bensema."

Sangaré's powerful vocals shine on the track as she sings rhythmically over pulsating, electronic production. The Wassoulou singer brings booming energy to the dance-worthy track. The standout single marks the duo's return following the release of their debut EP Haute Couture in 2010, and their 2015 album Convergence.

The group, consisting of members Alex and Paul, wanted to work with artists from all over the world this time around, and the Grammy-winning Sangaré, was a clear favorite.


"For a while we were playing a remix of her song 'Fadjamou.' We love her really distinctive voice. It's one of the great voices of Mali which is heard all over the world," says the duo about how the collaboration came about. "We are extremely happy to have been able to work with such a great artist to signal our return after the SUPER 8 album and two years of touring. Synapson want to write a new chapter and it is an honour to write the first page with Oumou Sangaré."

Sangaré dropped the album Mogoya Remixed in 2018 which featured reinterpreted versions of songs from the previously released album.

Synapson and Sangaré make for a unique duo, listen to "Bensema" below.

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