Rokia Traoré (born January 26, 1974) is a Victoires de la Musique 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 visited such countries as Algeria, Saudi Arabia, France and Belgium and was exposed to a wide variety of influences. Her hometown of Kolokani is in the northwestern part of Mali's Koulikoro region.
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- When life is not possible, how can you talk about music?http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01q5g0z.jpg2014-01-18T08:48:00ZStars of the Africa Express, singer Rokia Traore and drummer Pauli the PSM (Gorillaz, Kindness, Bobby Womack), with a word on Malian music and unrest.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/900fb180-4427-4e56-a99f-84adb74bd3bd?clipfocus=p01q5fwpSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
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- Rokia Traoré: The State of Malian Musichttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01m36ff.jpg2013-11-23T09:30:00ZRokia Traoré on the state of Malian musichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/900fb180-4427-4e56-a99f-84adb74bd3bd?clipfocus=p01m36fhSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 4 mins
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