Watch: Rokia Traoré Performs on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic"
Rokia Traoré, as part of her tour of the United States last fall to mark the release of her new album, Beautiful Africa, stopped by the studios of KCRW in Santa Monica to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic and talk with the show's guest host, Chris Douridas, about the new album and tour. KCRW has posted video of the complete interview and performance, featuring songs from the new album, which you can watch below. NPR, posting an excerpt of the session, calls her "one of Mali's most revered voices."
Beautiful Africa landed on a number of Best of the Year lists for 2013, including Songlines, Uncut, Mojo, iTunes, NPR, the CBC, and the Chicago Tribune. To pick up a copy of the album, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album is also available to purchase there as MP3s and FLAC files.