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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/natalie-merchant-carolina-chocolate-drops-rokia-traore-perform-at-cambridge-folk-festival-2010-07-29
    July 29, 2010|0 comments

    The 45th annual Cambridge Folk Festival gets under way tonight at Cherry Hinton Hall in Cambridge, England, and three Nonesuch artists are set to take the stage there this weekend: Natalie Merchant headlines Saturday night, Carolina Chocolate Drops perform both Saturday and Sunday, and Rokia Traoré performs on Sunday. BBC Radio 2 will broadcast highlights next Wednesday.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traore-uk-tour-which-began-w-exhilarating-performance-london-guardian-closes-2010-05-07

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    May 07, 2010|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré concludes her UK tour in Coventry tonight. The tour began ten days ago at Koko in London, a performance to which The Guardian, The Independent, and the Evening Standard all give four stars. The Guardian calls it "an exhilarating performance." The Independent says Traoré was "a captivating performer" throughout. The Evening Standard says, "when she rocked, she really rocked."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traore-kicks-off-uk-tour-w-music-from-her-wonderful-album-tchamantche-evening-standard-2010-04-27
    April 27, 2010|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré kicks off a ten-day UK tour in London tonight, with Sweet Billy Pilgrim opening all along the tour. Traoré spoke with The Times, which calls her latest album, Tchamantché, "easily one of the best albums of 2008," and the Evening Standard, which calls it "a wondeful work" that "deserves to belong in every home." Time Out recommends the live show, as does the Guardian, which calls her band "both intricate and melodically accessible, her impressive singing voice pointing the way."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traor-kicks-off-spring-tour-of-us-and-uk-2010-04-09

    Rokia Traore

    April 09, 2010|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré kicks off a four-week spring tour of the United States and the UK this weekend with a Saturday night set at the Stewart Theatre in Raleigh, North Carolina. She will spend the next week playing up and down the East Coast of the US, followed by a UK leg starting later this month. For the UK dates, Traoré will be joined by Mercury Prize-nominated British trio Sweet Billy Pilgrim.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traore-to-tour-us-and-uk-in-spring-2010-2010-01-21

    Rokia Traore

    January 22, 2010|1 comments

    Rokia Traoré's latest Nonesuch release, Tchamantché, was released in early 2009 and made a lasting impression, finding its way to year-end best-of lists, including that of the New York Times's Jon Pareles, who remarked on Traoré's "preternatural grace." She now prepares to take her music on the road, as she announces a spring tour of the United States and the United Kingdom set for April and May.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-washington-post-boston-globe-mtv-nonesuch-albums-among-the-years-best-2009-12-21
    December 21, 2009|0 comments

    Two New York Times music critics have Nonesuch albums on their Top Ten lists: Rokia Traoré's Tchamantché and Oumou Sangare's Seya. The Washington Post has Alarm Will Sound's a/rhythmia in its Top Ten classical albums; the Denver Post has Richard Goode and John Adams. Two Boston Globe critics have Wilco (the album) on their lists, while others there add BlakRoc and Seya. MTV includes Wilco plus Amadou & Mariam's Welcome to Mali. PopMatters and American Songwriter cite Wilco as well, while the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle lists Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/several-nonesuch-artists-make-year-decades-best-lists-wall-street-journal-sunday-times-time-out-wnyc-2009-12-18
    December 18, 2009|0 comments

    The Wall Street Journal sees Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi as an example of "cause for optimism" in music this year. The Sunday Times places Amadou & Mariam's Dimanche à Bamako among the best pop/rock music of the '00s. Time Out includes Oumou Sangare's Seya and Christina Courtin's debut among the year's best albums and NYC performances by Toumani Diabaté and Wilco among the year's best shows. In "a phenomenal decade for world music," says WNYC, Ali Farka Touré's Savane is among the decade's best, with Youssou N'Dour's Egypt at No. 1.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traores-foundation-passerelle-wins-inaugural-roskilde-festival-award-2009-10-22

    Rokia Traore

    October 22, 2009|0 comments

    Foundation Passerelle, the organization founded by Rokia Traoré to help her fellow Malians prepare for careers in music, has been awarded the first-ever Roskilde Festival World Music Award. Rokia will accept the 30,000 euro award, on the foundation's behalf, from the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen at the Womex world music conference on November 1. She had already been scheduled to attend this year's Womex to speak about the foundation.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rokia-traore-talks-to-wfmu-about-tchamantche-2009-10-05
    October 05, 2009|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré was the featured artist on this past weekend's Transpacific Sound Paradise on New York independent radio station WFMU. Listen in to hear tracks from Rokia's latest Nonesuch release, Tchamantché, and an interview with the Malian-born singer/songwriter about the new sounds she explores on the album.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/independent-rokia-traore-gives-star-making-performance-at-womad-festival-2009-07-27

    Rokia Traore

    July 27, 2009|0 comments

    Rokia Traoré was "one of the biggest draws" at this past weekend's WOMAD festival in Wiltshire, England, says the BBC. From backstage, BBC spoke with the Malian-born singer-songwriter, described as "one of Africa's most innovative and acclaimed musicians." The Independent gives four star's to the festival's first night, at which "the day's star-making performance comes from Mali's Rokia Traoré ... It is when she dances, hips swinging half-way to Somerset, and straps on an electric guitar to lead her band in hard, dramatic rock, that she becomes potent with pride."

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