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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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  • Avatar for StoneFree82
    His latest record is sublime, R.I.P. :(
  • Avatar for shortbutfast
    oh my goodness, what happened? rest in peace.
  • Avatar for lovely08
    LOBI IS DEAD! oh my god this is so tragic, what a great loss for music. wow...RIP RIP <3
  • Avatar for Kassandra_
    how could I miss that :( R.I.P great voice for Mali, great musician and performer
  • Avatar for ShadowOfTheMan
    Very, very sad news, he was one of my favorites from world music genre. Indeed, a great loss. Rest in Peace.
  • Avatar for Hannibal-nl
    Lobi died last week. RIP, a great loss for African music.
  • Avatar for PandaGetSad
    cool sound , lobi traoré !! =)
  • Avatar for lovely08
    amazing amazing musician. his live shows sound better than his recorded material!
  • Avatar for siusi
    maravilhoso q da no na garganta essa voz
  • Avatar for bibiafrica
    definately one of my favourites!!!

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