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Rokia Traoré (born 24th January 1974) is an award-winning Malian singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Traoré was born in Kolokani, Mali as a member of the Bambara ethnic group. As her father was a diplomat, she travelled widely in her youth travelling to Algeria, Saudi Arabia, France and Belgium. As a result of this travel, she was exposed to a wide variety of influences.

The Bambara also had a tradition of griot performing at weddings although members of the nobility such… read more

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  • Morocco recollections
  • You really don't have to speak the language to appreciate the beauty of this music and Rokia's angelic voice. Love this music esp the Wanita CD
  • lovely stuff ;)
  • Heard her on NPR Fresh Aire Terry Gross. Blown away. Driveway moment. What a voice and sentiments in the words. Bought the 2013 album immediately. Love. Please come sing in Arkansas USA.
  • luv
  • Last album amazing...
  • Du och jag<3
  • Mélancolie . . .
  • Her charming music is like meditation .

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