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  • blog December 2, 2016

    Desert Blues: Rokia Traoré at NYC’s Symphony Space  

    No sooner had the air cleared in New York after a freak storm the evening of Oct. 30, than Rokia Traoré took command of the Symphony Space stage on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, raining down a superlative storm of rock … Read more »

  • blog October 12, 2016

    Rokia Traore Performs in New York City

    The Malian superstar Rokia Traore returns to New York on Oct. 30th for a concert at Symphony Space, part of the World Music Institute‘s Desert Blues series. We reviewed her excellent new album Né So. Tickets are now available here.

  • blog March 29, 2016

    Rokia Traoré Live at the Highline Ballroom

    I saw singer/guitarist Rokia Traoré and her band deliver a rollicking set at the Highline Ballroom in New York on March 23, performing songs from her new album Ne So (Nonesuch), which reflects on the profound troubles in the north … Read more »

  • review February 26, 2016

    Né So

    It takes all of about four seconds of the first track of Né So for Rokia Traoré’s voice to come in and transfix the listener. Her latest album is mostly a mellow affair, wherein Traoré-the-arranger steps aside to make room … Read more »

  • blog December 23, 2013

    Banning Eyre’s Top Ten for 2013

    With so much musical travel this year—Accra, Beirut, Montreal…—and so much producing around Ghana and Lebanon, I have not been as focused on current releases as usual. So I am even less inclined to call this a true “Best Of … Read more »

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