- Malian songstress puts Africa centre-stage at Chan
Malian songstress puts Africa centre-stage at Chan
Rokia Traoré, November 17, 2013
by Graeme McRanor
She’s the daughter of a diplomat from the Bambara ethnic group, travelled widely as a young woman, and has continued the adventure as a singer-songwriter who gives voice to the ups, downs and beauty of Africa.
Malian songstress and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré – whose music fuses blues, rock and pop with traditional African instruments – brings that powerful voice to the Chan Centre this weekend.
“It’s been nearly a decade since we last hosted the breathtaking Rokia Traoré on our stage – far too long for our liking,” says Chan Centre co-managing director Joyce Hinton. “Seeing her live is a truly unforgettable experience. Her beautiful music seems crafted out of pure spirit and her stage presence borders on indescribable; both intimate and energized, she leaves every audience member feeling as though they have made a personal, soulful connection.”