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I love every second of this song.... Very beautiful music!

She had me at ..."M'Bifo"!

I bought this entire album after listening to the first 3 songs! The first song, M'Bifo, is going to be a favorite...her voice on this song is so tranquille and lulling: it reminds me of Sade and Ofra Haza and Putumayo lullabies. As wierd as it may sound, I actually like the fact that I don't understand the lyrics on these makes me listen to it with all of my other senses. Rokia Traore is going to be one of new favorite artists!

simply beautiful

this album is amazingly beautiful. Its simple, but every note is pleasing. A must buy for world music lovers!


Born: January 26, 1974 in Beledougou, Mali

Genre: World

Years Active: '00s, '10s

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 traveling several continents -- 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 its members making music. For her countryman Salif Keita, who was a member...
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