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Beautiful Africa

Rokia Traoré

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Customer Reviews

Love Rokia!

Another Rokia classic, with a different twist of Rock and Folk, Rokia presents another master piece. Couldn't wait for it to be available in the States, so I ordered it from the UK. Love Rokia.

Mayne Stage

Looking forward to seeing you in Chicago! I cannot stop listening! Listening to NPR today I heard the most beautiful sound and it was Rokia! Apparently I have been missing out but no more! My wife and I have marked our calendars! See you very soon!

Come to Houston!

A wonderfully crafted album!


Born: January 26, 1974 in Beledougou, Mali

Genre: World

Years Active: '00s

Rokia Traore's family was both a blessing and a curse for her musical career. Her father was a diplomat and she spent her childhood travelling over several continents, to Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, and France. There she was exposed to a variety of styles of music, from classical, jazz, and pop to Indian traditional composition. However, her family was also part of Mali's nobility, which has traditional caste prohibitions against their members making music. For her countryman Salif Keita, who...
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