“Rokia Traoré will sing for those lucky enough to gain entry into paradise.”–Daily Mail and Guardian (Johannesburg)
Rising West African star Rokia Traoré stuns listeners with the tenderness and power of her voice, creating a sound that’s utterly contemporary yet deeply rooted in the soil of her homeland. “With performances that are as mesmerizing as the delicate rhythms of her albums, Traoré has joined an elite club of superstars” (Toronto Sun). Hard on the heels of her internationally acclaimed release Boumboi, she visits the Twin Cities with an eight-member ensemble playing traditional acoustic instruments of Mali. Copresented with the Cedar Cultural Center.