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Watch Rokia Traoré Perform Three Songs on KEXP

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Malian musician Rokia Traoré has gained international acclaim with her latest album Beautiful Africa, a collection of rock-infused tracks that recall the type of music that first inspired her.

And during a trip through North America, Traoré stopped into Seattle’s KEXP studios to play a few new songs, including “Sarama,” which is a praise song to Malian women partly sung in English, and “Kèlè Mandi.”

Watch the entire performance after the jump and visit her official website for more information. (more…)

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Rokia Traore Performs ‘Mama’ Live on KCRW

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Award-winning Malian singer/songwriter Rokia Traore released her fifth studio album Beautiful Africa in April of last year, and as she traveled to promote it, she stopped into the studios of KCRW in Los Angeles for a live performance.

Now, video of Traore playing one song from that appearance on Morning Becomes Eclectic has surfaced online.

Watch Traore’s quietly beautiful rendition of the track “Mama” in the clip after the jump and click here to listen to the full performance. (more…)

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