Thursday, October 22, 2009

Roti List: Rokia Traore

While surfing the internet I come across a lot of innovative, imaginative and outstanding music from a wide variety of different genres and languages. Considering the talent of these musicians, I am surprised at how little known their work is. The Roti List (my playlist) is a series of blog posts that aims to highlight these musicians. I hope you enjoy their music as much as I do

For the first post in this series, I have decided to focus on Rokia Traore. She is a award winning Malian Singer (Mali is a country in West Africa), Songwriter and Guitarist who uses vocal melodies in traditional Malian music. She sings in a combination of french and Bambarra (one of the languages of Mali). I've posted one of my favorite songs below. If you are interested in her work check her website out (Please note the website is in french, but you can use Google translate to access it in English).