Rokia Traoré embodies a new outlook for African music. Rooted in the Malian musical tradition yet defying the confines of a single culture, her unique sound and liberating style have established her as Africa’s most inventive singer-songwriter.
With their eloquent blend of blues and contemporary rock sounds, the songs of Rokia Traore redefine expectations. Her new album Beautiful Africa perfectly encapsulates her versatility: performed in Malian–born Traore’s native languages of French and Bambara, this is music that constantly surprises, energises and enthralls.
‘It really doesn’t get better than this in today’s African music. Rokia’s work is always perfectly executed.’ Songlines
'She remains a real original.’ ***** Observer
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