Rokia Traoré to Perform on "Later ... with Jools Holland" on BBC Two, "Woman's Hour" on BBC Radio 4
Following a three-night run of performances at Le Petit Bain in Paris, Rokia Traoré is in London and will perform on Later ... with Jools Holland on Tuesday night at 10 PM. Fans in the UK can tune in then to see Traoré and her band perform the song "Kouma," off her new album, Beautiful Africa, which was released earlier this month in Europe and Canada. Then tune in to BBC Two again this Friday at 11:05 PM for the full, one-hour episode of Later to see them perform the album tracks "Mélancolie" and "Tuit Tuit." Also on this week's shows are performances from Phoenix, Eric Church, Laura Marling, and Petula Clark, plus an interview with The Eagles' Glenn Frey and Joe Walsh. For additional details, visit bbc.co.uk.
Earlier in the day on Tuesday, fans around the world can tune in to BBC Radio 4 to hear Rokia Traoré on Woman's Hour. She will discuss the new album and give a solo performance of the track "Ka Moun Kè." Tune in at 10 AM via bbc.co.uk.
Beautiful Africa has been met with great critical acclaim in the UK, earning perfect five-star reviews from the Guardian, which calls her "Africa's most inventive singer-songwriter," Observer, Daily Telegraph, and Financial Times. Uncut calls it "a career highpoint." The album is due for release in the US in September.
Rokia Traoré performs a number of UK headline shows and festival sets next month as part of her ongoing spring and summer. For details, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.