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    Rokia Traoré's "Beautiful Africa" Featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered": "Talk About a Beautiful Voice"

    Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré, whose new album, Beautiful Africa, will be released in the US on September 24, following its critically acclaimed international release earlier this year, is featured on the latest episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. The show closes with "Kouma," the second track off her new album.

    "'Kouma' is the work of the amazingly talented Rokia Traoré," says the show. "An extremely accomplished guitar player as well as singer, Rokia released her new album Beautiful Africa internationally in April. It's out in the U.S. in late September."

    "Talk about a beautiful voice," says All Songs Considered co-host Stephen Thompson.

    You can listen to the latest episode of All Songs Considered and hear "Kouma" at npr.org.

    Beautiful Africa was produced by English musician John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse). Uncut said, “Traoré’s sinuous voice sits at the centre of a hybrid maelstrom that combines the raw, earthy source of Malian rhythms with snarling rock guitars and pneumatic garage energy,” and called it “the record fans of her explosive live shows always hoped she would make and a career highpoint.” Beautiful Africa is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store and includes an instant download of the title track.

    Rokia Traoré performs music from her new album in New York City on November 15 as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, kicking off Traoré's North American tour; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Rokia Traoré's "Beautiful Africa" Featured on NPR's "All Songs Considered": "Talk About a Beautiful Voice"

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Rokia Traoré, whose new album, Beautiful Africa, will be released in the US on September 24, is featured on the latest episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. The show closes with "Kouma," the second track off her new album. "'Kouma' is the work of the amazingly talented Rokia Traoré," says the show. "Talk about a beautiful voice." Traoré kicks off a North American tour at Lincoln Center's White Light Festival in November.

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Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Rokia Traoré, whose new album, Beautiful Africa, will be released in the US on September 24, following its critically acclaimed international release earlier this year, is featured on the latest episode of NPR's All Songs Considered. The show closes with "Kouma," the second track off her new album.

"'Kouma' is the work of the amazingly talented Rokia Traoré," says the show. "An extremely accomplished guitar player as well as singer, Rokia released her new album Beautiful Africa internationally in April. It's out in the U.S. in late September."

"Talk about a beautiful voice," says All Songs Considered co-host Stephen Thompson.

You can listen to the latest episode of All Songs Considered and hear "Kouma" at npr.org.

Beautiful Africa was produced by English musician John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse). Uncut said, “Traoré’s sinuous voice sits at the centre of a hybrid maelstrom that combines the raw, earthy source of Malian rhythms with snarling rock guitars and pneumatic garage energy,” and called it “the record fans of her explosive live shows always hoped she would make and a career highpoint.” Beautiful Africa is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store and includes an instant download of the title track.

Rokia Traoré performs music from her new album in New York City on November 15 as part of Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival, kicking off Traoré's North American tour; for details and tickets, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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