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Lobi Traoré (1961 – 1 June 2010) was a Malian musician. He was born in the village of Bakaridianna, on the Niger River close to Ségou and died in Bamako. His singing has been described in The Economist as "flat, strangely penetrating tone, somewhere between rap and blues".

His breakthrough album, Bamako, produced by Ali Farka Touré, was released in 1994. It was voted one of the best rock albums of the year by Libération and one of the best world… read more

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  • His latest record is sublime, R.I.P. :(
  • oh my goodness, what happened? rest in peace.
  • LOBI IS DEAD! oh my god this is so tragic, what a great loss for music. wow...RIP RIP <3
  • how could I miss that :( R.I.P great voice for Mali, great musician and performer
  • Very, very sad news, he was one of my favorites from world music genre. Indeed, a great loss. Rest in Peace.
  • Lobi died last week. RIP, a great loss for African music.
  • cool sound , lobi traoré !! =)
  • amazing amazing musician. his live shows sound better than his recorded material!
  • maravilhoso q da no na garganta essa voz
  • definately one of my favourites!!!

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