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    Christian Science Monitor: Rokia Traoré Creates "Something Timeless" with "Her Exquisite New Album"

    Rokia Traoré, whose latest album, Tchamantché, was released to great critical acclaim last week, has just been dubbed "Africa's answer to Joni Mitchell" by the Christian Science Monitor. In its staff picks for the week's best arts offerings, the Monitor declares of this "exquisite new album":

    Often trancelike in feel, the album marries the traditional (the taut pluck of an n'goni) with the contemporary (a human beat box) to create something timeless. But it's Traoré's voice that pulls one into the musical vortex. Though she sings in Bambara and French, you won't need a translator to discern the joy and ache in her voice.

    Read more at csmonitor.com.

    Rokia begins a 10-day tour of the United States beginning February 4 at Stanford University. For tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Christian Science Monitor: Rokia Traoré Creates "Something Timeless" with "Her Exquisite New Album"

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The Christian Science Monitor has dubbed Rokia Traoré "Africa's answer to Joni Mitchell." In its staff picks for the week's best arts offerings, the Monitor declares that with Tchamantché, "her exquisite new album," Rokia has created "something timeless. But it's Traoré's voice that pulls one into the musical vortex. Though she sings in Bambara and French, you won't need a translator to discern the joy and ache in her voice."

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Rokia Traoré, whose latest album, Tchamantché, was released to great critical acclaim last week, has just been dubbed "Africa's answer to Joni Mitchell" by the Christian Science Monitor. In its staff picks for the week's best arts offerings, the Monitor declares of this "exquisite new album":

Often trancelike in feel, the album marries the traditional (the taut pluck of an n'goni) with the contemporary (a human beat box) to create something timeless. But it's Traoré's voice that pulls one into the musical vortex. Though she sings in Bambara and French, you won't need a translator to discern the joy and ache in her voice.

Read more at csmonitor.com.

Rokia begins a 10-day tour of the United States beginning February 4 at Stanford University. For tour information, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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Rokia Traoré "Tchamantché" [cover]

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