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Rokia Traoré

voc, g, *1974 ML, Koulikoro Region
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of World and Folk

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.On May 6, 2008, her album Tchamantché was released.She wrote the music for the 2011 Toni Morrison play Desdemona.

  • Vocals
  • Guitar
  • Backing Vocals
  • Percussion
  • World
  • Folk
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Dance
Popular Tracks   
Laidu on Mouneïssa by Rokia Traoré
Ka moun kè on Beautiful Africa by Rokia Traoré
Mouneïssa on Mouneïssa by Rokia Traoré
Kamoun Ke - Sylow remix on Buddha-Bar Summer of Chill by Buddha-Bar
Strange Fruit on Né So by Rokia Traoré
À ma manière on Dalida By Ibrahim Maalouf by Ibrahim Maalouf
Dounia on Tchamantché by Rokia Traoré
Ilé on Né So by Rokia Traoré
Lalla on Beautiful Africa by Rokia Traoré
Tu Voles on Né So by Rokia Traoré

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Tu VolesRokia Traoré2016Album
Né SoRokia Traoré2016Album
Sé Dan (Damon Albarn Studio 13 Remix)Rokia Traoré2016Single
Beautiful AfricaRokia Traoré2013Album
TchamantchéRokia Traoré2008Album
ZenRokia Traoré2008Album
MiriamaRokia Traoré2005Album
Le Temps... (Wati)Rokia Traoré Et Keziah Jones2004Single
M'BifoRokia Traoré2004Album
LiveRokia Traoré2004Album
BowmboïRokia Traoré2003Album
WanitaRokia Traoré2000Album
Mounaissa / FininiRokia Traoré1998Album
MouneïssaRokia Traoré1998Album
TounkaRokia TraoréAlbum
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