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Rokia Traoré

Oct 30, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| $35
ROKIA TRAORE VENDINI-

Rokia Traoré is quite possibly one of the most talented female singer/songwriters to ever come out of Mali, one of Africa’s most musically rich countries. Her incredible musicianship and persuasive vocal skills allow her to effortlessly blend the sounds of Mali with desert blues, folk, and other traditions. One of the most inventive artists in Africa today, Rokia is remarkable not just for the range of her powerful and emotional voice but also for her stunning live performances. On her 2016 release, Né So, Rokia turns to friends John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Devendra Banhart to help her express her deep sadness at the state of turmoil in her native Mali. Lamenting her homeland’s loss of life, culture, and traditions, Rokia draws audiences in with a striking translation from emotion to song, including transcriptions of some of Toni Morrison’s prolific writings.

Presented in association with SummerStage

This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues Series.

Details

Date:
Oct 30, 2016
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$35
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Website:
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/event/de59cb80308b75e9db99e110785f30fd

Organizer

World Music Institute
Phone:
2125457536
Email:
Website:
http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/

Venue

Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025 United States
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Phone:
212-864-5400