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Rokia Traoré, who is currently touring Europe, recently performed an intimate solo version of "Ka Moun Kè" off her new album, Beautiful Africa, for the Guardian. In the exclusive live session, part of the Guardian's How I wrote ... series, she discusses the origins of this love song, the title of which translates as "Darling, What Can I Do For You?" The performance is a preview of Traoré's upcoming tour stop at the Glastonbury Festival. Watch the video here. Songlines has listed Rokia Traoré's 2009 album, Tchamantché, at No. 4 among the Top 25 Mali albums.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, June 17, 2013|2 commentsWatch: Laurie Anderson Performs with Ai Weiwei for Luminato Festival; Leads Free NYC Concerts for River to River Festival
Laurie Anderson began a week of special performances when she was joined by artist and activist Ai Weiwei, via Skype from Beijing, for the premiere of Greetings to the Motherland at Toronto's Luminato Festival last night; watch it in full here. Anderson leads two free concerts in New York City this week for the annual River to River Festival, featuring stories from United States Parts 1-4 with special guests Steve Buscemi and Young Jean Lee on Tuesday and a night of improvisation with longtime musical collaborators on Wednesday.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, June 11, 2013|0 comments
Sara Watkins, who is set to hit the road again as special guest of Jackson Browne next week, recently stopped by Yahoo! Music's Ram Country for a performance of the song "You and Me" off her latest album, Sun Midnight Sun, and to talk about the album and more. Watch the performance and interview here. Watkins's summer tour includes several dates with Browne; festivals sets at Telluride, Winnipeg, and Vancouver; and the Radio Romance Tour with Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoTuesday, June 4, 2013|1 comments
Dan Auerbach is the guest on the latest episode of Noisey's Guitar Moves. The series, hosted by musician Matt Sweeney, presents intimate conversations about guitars, music, life, and craft. During the season, Sweeney and his guests play through licks, riffs, and solos that inform their style, influence their playing, and define their sound. In this episode, he sits down with The Black Keys' guitarist to learn the secrets of slide guitar. Watch the episode here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News VideoVideoMonday, June 3, 2013|0 comments
Devendra Banhart, who is currently touring North America performing songs from his recently released Nonesuch Records debut album, Mala, was featured on Morning Becomes Eclectic out of KCRW in Santa Monica, CA, last Friday. The session, which was recording during the California leg of the tour earlier in May, includes intimate in-studio performances by Banhart and his band of a number of songs from the new album. Watch the set here. The tour continues into Montreal, Toronto, Boston, DC, and Philadelphia, before concluding at The Town Hall in New York City on June 12.