Lobi Traoré

Born 1961. Died 1 June 2010.

Biography

Lobi Traoré (1961 – 1 June 2010) was a Malian musician. He was born in the village of Bakaridianna, on the Niger River close to Ségou and died in Bamako. His singing has been described in The Economist as "flat, strangely penetrating tone, somewhere between rap and blues".

His breakthrough album, Bamako, produced by Ali Farka Touré, was released in 1994. It was voted one of the best rock albums of the year by Libération and one of the best world music albums by Le Monde.

Discography

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Rainy Season Blues

    Rainy Season Blues 2010

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Traoré’s vocal boasts some impressive range over 10 sparse songs.