Music from Mali – Rokia Traore

Rokia Traoré (born January 24, 1974 in Kolokani, Mali) is a singer from Mali. 1997 she  met the musician Ali Farka Touré Traoré , who  was an important inspration for her . In 1998, she recorded her first album.

From her album “Beautyful Africa” here is her song “Kouma”

Music from Mali – Rokia Traoré

Rokia Traoré award-winning Malian singer, songwriter and guitarist.  Born in Mali as a member of the Bambara ethnic group, her father was a diplomat and she travelled widely in her youth.  She has released five albums the latest being Beautiful Africa released this year.  This is her song “Sabali“, the video is accompanied by a wonderful slideshow featuring Africa and its poeple.