Rokia Traore this Wednesday

I highly recommend going to check out Malian singer/songwriter Rokia Traore this Wednesday, February 11 at le Poisson Rouge. Her new record Tchamantche, is a ferocious evolution for Traore, as she incorporates a blues-rock aesthetic, especially evident on her cover of Billy Holiday’s The Man I Love.  The rest of the record is penned by Traore, in which she tells, “the story of an Africa we miss.”  Her stunning stage presence is not to be missed at this intimate venue – I hope you can make it.

Check out the review from NPR (includes a link to the Holiday cover)

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